Audubon Magazine: How Woodpeckers’ Brains Survive the Banging

October 31, 2014

Ever wondered how a woodpecker’s brain endures hours of banging? Audubon magazine explores the science behind the bird’s ability to withstand their trademark activity. Read More

All About Hummingbirds—Facts and Tips for Pictures with the Birdcam

April 1, 2014

Of the 338 hummingbird species in the world, 18 are commonly seen in the United States. These spend the winter in Central America and breed in the United States and Canada. Most hummingbirds are only 3 to 4 inches long. Hummingbirds generally weigh between one tenth and one quarter of an ounce. These little flying jewels are always popular in gardens and yards, and their readiness to visit hummingbird feeders makes them a popular subject for bird watchers and photographers alike. Read More

13 Tips for Attracting Spring Birds

March 4, 2014

Put out mealworms for a great source of protein and way to attract birds that don't typically eat seed, such as orioles, warblers, phoebes and vireos. If you aren't having a lot of bird activity, check out your feeders. Are they clean? After a storm, seed can get moldy and keep birds away. Also, dirty feeders spread disease such as salmonella. Use a mild solution of bleach and water or anti-bacterial soap to clean out your feeders and make sure they dry thoroughly before you refill them with seed. Read More

Spring Bird Photography – Nesting

February 25, 2014

As the nesting season approaches, signs of increased domesticity in the local and returning birdlife abound. The construction of nests, the laying and incubating of the eggs, and the hatching and growth of young are among the most remarkable events in nature. But for all this activity, how much do any of us really witness? Read More

On the Ice with Wingscapes

December 18, 2013

John Groves is a glaciologist working this summer with British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) to take a team of young students to a Norwegian glacier field for weeks of research, adventure, and personal growth. As a BSES 2013 Arctic Odyssey Expedition science leader, Groves will take four TimelapseCam 8.0 cameras with him. Wingscapes recently caught up with him in the United Kingdom to hear more about his upcoming odyssey to the Arctic Circle. Read More

Bears, Berries, and Bite Marks

December 9, 2013

If you surrounded David Laskin with the Wingscapes cameras he uses, he would disappear behind the stacks. Laskin currently manages 85 cameras and says he just ordered 75 more. A scientist and award-winning graduate student, he uses this mountain of timelapse cameras to better understand the seasonal dynamics of grizzly bear habitat in Alberta, Canada. Wingscapes recently asked Laskin to share a few details about his research. Read More

Capturing Winter Birds with Your BirdCam - Photography Tips

November 29, 2013

Using your BirdCam during the winter months can result in stunning bird images and videos. Birds' plumage stands in stark contrast to the dull, monochromatic winter background. Plus, overcast skies and longer dusks and dawns offer better lighting for photography. Read More

The King of the Quest

October 29, 2013

James Currie will go to great lengths in pursuit of gold. But it’s not a pot of coins that keeps him in action through exotic locales. It’s the “golden bird” starring in each episode of his television program, “Birding Adventures” Read More

Surveilling the Society of Snakes with Time Lapse Cameras

October 10, 2013

Melissa Amarello has a soft spot for an underdog, and that empathy has led her to a relatively unusual scientific exploit: she studies rattlesnakes. A graduate student at Arizona State University, Amarello is spying on Arizona black rattlesnakes as part of her doctoral dissertation work. Since her research includes liberal use of Wingscapes time lapse cameras, we asked her about it. See her many interesting photos and videos at her SocialSnakes blog. Read More

Urban Greening on the Go

September 28, 2013

Even the most crowded city has untapped space for green areas and gardens — it just might have to be a space that moves. That’s not stopping Marco Castro Cosio, a Brooklyn, N.Y., artist and interaction designer, from exploring the value of growing plants atop buses. His Cell Motion BioBus motors around New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and sometimes farther afield bringing hands-on science education to more than 20,000 students and adults each year. The BioBus has been running as a non-profit educational venture since 2007. It also serves as a trial for Cosio’s ideas, and he’s incorporated two Wingscapes Timelapse PlantCams and a solar panel into the movable garden. Read More

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