Cameras installed at Down House

I spent yesterday working with Rowan Blaik head gardener at Down House, installing the outdoor cameras around the old Mulberry tree in Charles Darwin’s Garden. The four cameras, which have been mounted in strategic sites encircling the venerable tree, have been programmed to take an image every six hours, and will produce a cumulative record of the tree’s growth as well as changes and human activity relating to the life of the tree within the garden.

I plan to retrieve the images every few months, building an archive of digital images for a web-based project and video installation at The English Heritage site at Down House, which is the former home of Charles Darwin.

Installing Camera 1 in a tree in Darwin's Garden, Down House, Kent

Camera 2, Darwin's Garden, Down House, Kent

A view of Camera 3 from the Mulberry Bush, Down House, Kent