During the course of his presentation, Militarizing Your Backyard with Python: Computer Vision and the Squirrel Hordes, Kurt describes how participating in citizen science (ala the Backyard Bird Count) led him to use Python to tap into computer vision libraries and build an automated sentry water cannon capable of soaking busy-tailed backyard bandits.
The invaders are here. Actually, they’ve been here. Not only that, they’ve put down roots. The University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health maintains a database of information about the plants that invade natural areas in the U.S.
A great citizen science project to involve students in is the Great Backyard Bird Count. The GBBC gets underway beginning February 17th and lasts until the 20th.
Today is Old Rock Day. It’s a perfect time to take a few moments and appreciate rocks. What the heck? Think some good thoughts for fossils as well! Just don’t get stoned. Related links:...