Site staff at several of our terrestrial sites take a fixed point photo each time they visit. Our fixed point photo archive is a unique pictorial record of the conditions at these sites. The longest record, for Moor House in the northern Pennines, spans a quarter of a century and visually charts the varying weather conditions at the site as well as the state of the Trout Beck river and the surrounding moorland vegetation. The pictorial record for Wytham Woods in Oxfordshire is almost as long, and documents the changing seasons through the images of the deciduous trees, from bare branches to buds, full summer leaf and the rich colours of autumn. The collection of images from the Cairngorms vividly illustrates how the landscape has changed as coniferous saplings on the hillside have grown into mature trees. In contrast, the view across a grassy field at Rothamsted to a tree on the far side has changed very little in almost two decades.
The latest images from sites currently actively taking fixed point photos are shown below. The dates of the most recent photos are:
- Rothamsted: 15 November
- Cairngorms: 2 November
- Wytham: 1 November
- Moor House: 11 October
You can also obtain ECN data from our physical, chemical and biological monitoring that span the period during which these photos were taken.
Our fixed point photos are available for environmental research and education purposes. Please contact us if you are interested The collection is as follows:
- Cairngorms: 21/12/2000 - present
- Moor House: 24/09/1997 - present
- Rothamsted: 16/01/2004 - present
- Wytham: 25/02/1998 - present
- Alice Holt Forest: 25/06/2010 - 24/02/2016 (images not shown below)
- Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa): 05/01/2000 - 25/4/2018 (images not shown below)
Note that there are some gaps in these collections.