This photograph is taken with a StarDot Technologies, NetCam XL with a Standard Varifocal Lens (4.5 ~ 12mm, 81°-38° wide, Manual Iris & Focus/Zoom). The camera is located on the front of the Adirondack Ecological Center and points southeast toward Goodnow Mountain. There is a fire tower, which is visible on top of the Goodnow Mountain, just to the right of the most prominent conifer in the foreground (see inset for zoomed image). The Goodnow Mountain image is updated every 30 minutes.
The Arbutus Lake and Goodnow Mountain cameras provide data (photographs)
for the Phenocam Project. This study focus
is to use a network of digital cameras, mounted on towers, buildings,
etc., throughout the United States and Canada, to monitor phenological
changes to forest canopy over time. It is hypothesized that these
images can be used to study climate change, specifically, to quantify
whether or not trees are "leafing out" earlier, compared to past years.