New stations encourage citizen science
Recently, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge installed three Chronolog stations at the Wildlife Education Boardwalk, Mangrove Overlook and Tarpon Bay Explorers. The Chronolog citizen science project consists of photo stations where visitors can capture and email photos taken from specific sites to create long-term, time-lapse records of the ecosystem. Funded by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, it has proven to be a great way to engage with the community while also gathering data on natural areas.