Visitors to Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve in Marion County can now take part in a citizen-science project that will show changes in Carmel Creek over time.
“Changes in the environment are sometimes difficult to see and understand because they happen gradually,” Cliff Chapman, executive director of the Central Indiana Land Trust Inc., said in a media release. “This project helps connect people with the subtle changes.”
Participants can take a photo of Carmel Creek from the designated spot in the nature preserve and email it to Chronolog, the platform that is creating the timelapse using the submitted photos.
Over time, looking at multiple photos taken from the same spot will show seasonal changes, as well as changes in water levels and, potentially, wildlife population.
View the time-lapsed photos at chronolog.io/site/CIL101.
Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve, which is owned and managed by CILT, is an urban nature preserve located north of Indianapolis at 8825 River Road. The preserve features 16 acres of woods, 37 acres of prairie-savanna restoration and a mile of White River frontage.