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

David Lindquist Shares His BirdCam Tips

June 20, 2013

Avid birder David Lindquist enjoys observing bird behavior everyday at his Cary, North Carolina home. Lindquist has been bird watching for more than 17 years, both in the field and in his own backyard, which is literally a sanctuary where birds (and a few uninvited guests) enjoy a well-stocked buffet of assorted goodies year 'round. Read More

From Ponies to ProjectCam: The History of Time Lapse Photography

May 24, 2013

The history of time lapse photography owes a great deal to scientists and visual artists, but its origins can be traced to a racetrack — and the rumor of a whopping bet. Photographers still used metal or glass plates in the 1870s, when what was arguably the first time lapse photography took place. Leland Stanford, a railroad tycoon and former California governor, was enjoying his success as a gentleman owner on the horse racing circuit. Read More

The Wingscapes BirdCam Makes the Perfect Gift for Bird Lovers

May 3, 2013

If you know someone who loves backyard bird watching, surprise them with the gift that brings a new dimension to birding. The Wingscapes BirdCam has been a hit both as an observational tool for scientists and as a great way to get the whole family involved in learning about nature. High-quality gifts for bird lovers can be hard to come by, but you can be confident that the BirdCam will bring hours of enjoyment. Read More

Positioning Your BirdCam for the Best Backyard Bird Photography

April 18, 2013

Not all birds are created equal. Some prefer keeping their feet on the ground while others rarely ever get closer to the soil that the lowest branches of their preferred tree. Naturally, this means that their feeding habits and locations are equally varied. So in order to record photos or videos of all the varieties of backyard birds visiting your home, knowing different ways to position the Wingscapes BirdCam is essential. Read More

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