Tag Archives: Harvard Forest

Friday favorites: Cool spring

This week has been abysmally cool and wet in Massachusetts. Buds are eager to burst into leaves as soon as we have a little warmth at Harvard Forest. Here the imminent green of new spring leaves vibrates against the orange … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We at Season Spotter hope your 2016 unfolds graciously. Best wishes for the new year!

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Schoolyard Ecology

You may have noticed that some of the Season Spotter images overlook parking lots. We are interested in the trees beyond the parking lots, of course. But how did these locations get chosen? Well, these cameras are all on schools. … Continue reading

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Initial results: Cones

Whether or not it’s possible to track cones on trees using the landscape images we have in Season Spotter is one of the questions that I’ve felt least certain about. It’s definitely possible to see cones on trees if you’re … Continue reading

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Tree phenology: why is it different from place to place?

As the beautiful fall foliage of New England spreads across the landscape, you may be wondering a few things.  Such as, why don’t all the trees change color at the same time?  Or, why do trees in my neighborhood look … Continue reading

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Layer cake: on canopy gaps, leaf area, and photosynthesis

By now you are familiar with PhenoCams. However, a few extraordinary cameras exist in the network. In general, PhenoCams track seasonality and the structure of the vegetation in a top-down fashion, mostly looking down onto the the top of the … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Anything odd?

This chipping sparrow seems to enjoy hanging out on the color chart near one of the cameras at Harvard Forest. We use the color chart to figure out what exactly the camera is seeing and how to automatically process the … Continue reading

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