Excerpt: Old guys who hunt have been stepping up to help the Snapshot Wisconsin project, a booming citizen-based science initiative that’s using trail cameras to document what’s going on in our woodlands and other wild places when we’re not looking. Since its launch in spring 2016, Snapshot Wisconsin has worked with 604 citizen volunteers to set up 726 trail cameras in 18 counties around the state. According to the Department of Natural Resources, Snapshot Wisconsin has compiled nearly 12.18 million photos of birds, mammals, people and anything else triggering its cameras’ motion sensors.

Source: Durkin, P., 2017. Snapshot Wisconsin is citizen science success story. Green Bay Press Gazette, 13 July 2017.