What are they up to? Seasonal activities: coming into spring
Winter is nearly over and spring is in the air – for nature as well as for some of our favourite species to spot on Snapshot, this time of year symbolises the beginning of new life. Indeed, fresh additions are about to be brought into the current mouflon and wild boar populations as sows and ewes are coming to the end of their gestation periods.
Disturbance of wildlife (a question on the Snapshot forum)
Question: "Do you notice a difference in the Snapshot pictures after coming to check the cameras? Do the animals become shyer after recent visits from humans? I am curious about that.”
Adjustment number of classifications
Snapshot Hoge Veluwe has collected an impressive number of classifications since the launch, thanks to the efforts of thousands of dedicated volunteers. From these classifications we have found that the results stabilise after a certain number of volunteers have given their opinion.
#empty #waving trees
Everybody who has done a few series at Snapshot Hoge Veluwe, must have seen them. Series of pictures without wildlife. We can only see some waving trees and grasses. Normally these empty shots are not so common when classifying images. But recently these empty series have been occurring more often. We are happy to explain you why.
Bird watching on Snapshot
Spotting wildlife at Snapshot Hoge Veluwe is fun for many of us. The majority of images are of large herbivores like red deer and wild boar. Of course we focus on these animals since most of our research questions revolve around them. But we also spot other animals, like birds for example. In this blog we want to give these animals some attention as well.
Spotted: little boars in pyjamas!
Little boars can be regularly spotted on the images at Snapshot Hoge Veluwe. Now you can also spot them in the wild. This is why we would like to teach you more about these cute little animals. We also provide some tips on how to improve your changes of spotting them in the wild.
“Why do I sometimes see humans in the images? Why have these not been filtered out? Is someone trying to steal the cameras?” These are examples of questions that the team has come across in the Snapshot Hoge Veluwe forum. In this blog we share more about who these people are, what they do and why they are sometimes caught on camera.