Attract More Songbirds to Your Property

February 28, 2013

Create a songbird border along your property edge by planting trees and shrubs that meet the needs of birds throughout the year. Select native plants adapted to the weather extremes of your local climate. The border can take the form of a hedge or windbreak, depending on your property size. Plant several of each species adjacent to each other, selecting a mix of plants, with the tallest planted at the edges of the property, and shorter species tiered toward your home. Read More

Timelapse PlantCam Video Features the Art of Ecological Restoration

February 5, 2013

Aviva Rahmani is an ecological artist who sometimes uses a Timelapse PlantCam to create her work. Her film Desecration/Resurrection, which she produced last summer, has been shown in forums from New York City to Berlin and can also be viewed online. The film uses a split-screen technique to compare the impact of last summer’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with the renewal of a Gulf of Maine wetlands known as the Ghost Nets site. Read More

Cancer Survivors Learn to Grow Their Own Hope

January 16, 2013

A Wingscapes Timelapse PlantCam recently became part of a pilot study designed to determine the benefits of gardening for cancer survivors. The study, known as Harvest for Health, is sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., and involves volunteer master gardeners from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Jefferson County office in Birmingham. Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD, is conducting the study. The university’s Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences, Dr. Demark-Wahnefried is also the associate director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read More

Saving the Allegheny Woodrat

January 10, 2013

“Everyone understands the importance of protecting a bald eagle,” says wildlife enthusiast David Kenny of Morris County, New Jersey. “But the Allegheny woodrat is one of those animals that people don’t appreciate.  If we get pictures out there people will be more aware and there will be more support for the species.” Kenny was awarded four Audubon BirdCams from Wingscapes to document the woodrat and its reproductive cycle this spring. The animal is currently endangered throughout much of its habitat in the Northeast and Southern states. In New Jersey, only 100 woodrats are estimated to still exist. Read More

Zombie Fox!

October 31, 2012

Thank’s to the BirdCam 2.0’s automatic flash, not only is the beautiful gray and red fur of this night-visitng fox vividly illuminated against the darkness but its eyes - superbly adapted for seeing clearly through the blackest night and therefore highly reflective - brilliantly shine with an other-worldly glow. Read More

Time Lapse Video Shows Art Installation's Impact on Chicago Neighborhood

October 26, 2012

Artist Nick Bastis brings an education in architecture and urban planning to his work, which frequently focuses on the relationships between people and urban structures or spaces. Last fall, Bastis used a Wingscapes Timelapse PlantCam like a Timelapse ProjectCam to document a Chicago project called “Forms of Spectacle and Solutions to Vacancy.” Working with local middle-school students, he built a replica of a structure by renowned architect Frank Gehry in an empty lot to observe its impact on the neighborhood. The project earned a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation and was featured by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs as part of Chicago Artist’s Month in October 2010. Wingscapes was pleased to learn more about the project from Bastis. Read More

Feeding the Birds - Cooper's Hawk

October 24, 2012

Talk to any sales clerk at a backyard bird supply store long enough and you're likely to hear the story about the new customer who wanted to start feeding the birds in their backyard; so they bought a feeder and some seed, and went home happy. Read More

Angry Hummingbirds?

September 18, 2012

As summer shifts into autumn, the hummingbirds being seen in the Pacific Northwest are likewise shifting from Rufous Hummingbirds to Anna’s Hummingbirds. As Anna’s Hummingbirds will over-winter in the mild maritime climate of the western regions of Oregon and Washington, backyard nature enthusiasts there keep their nectar feeders stocked and their Wingscapes BirdCams focused on them year-round. Read More

Women See Red Better Than Men Do

September 6, 2012

When it comes to seeing the colors of the world around us, scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that women not only see red more vividly than men but that they can also distinguish more subtle hues of it from one another, as mentioned in this article. Read More

Birdchick Takes Her BirdCam On a Grand Adventure to Panama

August 25, 2012

Some people take a large suitcase on trips for clothes or hair and make up supplies. I pack a large suitcase for camera equipment.  As a bird blogger, I love to share my birding adventures. Most of the time, I do that with digiscoping, I attach a digital camera to my spotting scope. However, I also use my Wingscapes BirdCam.  It is built for durability in the outdoors and its small size make it a perfect item to tuck away in my checked luggage. Read More

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