On the Surface of the Midwest

Sky Trapping and Sky observatory in Wisconsin


Campagna carried out a series of sky trapping expeditions in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. Sky collection traps were made from farm equipment and detritus found in the area. Traps were baited with balloons, Used Car Dealership pennant flags, Tibetan prayer flags, and old kites. See "Stacking, Setting and Baiting a Sky Cage Trap" for detailed, step-by-step instructions on setting and baiting a Sky Cage collection-trap.

Sky Cage Trap (DETAIL) 2011

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011, stacked tomato cages, party balloons, used car dealership pennant flags, Tibetan prayer flags; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011,

stacked tomato cages, party balloons, used car dealership pennant flags, Tibetan prayer flags; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, October 2010, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, October 2010,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, October 2010, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, October 2010,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, October 2010, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, October 2010,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011, stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Sky Cage Traps, January 2011,

stacked tomato cages; Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

 

Much of the field work carried out at the Wormfarm institute focused on the sky that moves over the driftless region of Wisconsin. In addition to attempting to make collections of the sky by adapting farm equipment and detritus into sky traps, Terrence also made sky observations from SOIAH (Sky Observation In A Hole). The observatory was open to all visitors and dwellers on the farm.

SOIAH (Sky Observatory In A Hole), under construction, Summer 2010 Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

SOIAH (Sky Observatory In A Hole), under construction, Summer 2010

Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

SOIAH (Sky Observatory In A Hole), during first observations, Summer 2010 Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

SOIAH (Sky Observatory In A Hole), during first observations, Summer 2010

Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

SOIAH (Sky Observatory In A Hole), Fall 2010, Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin    

SOIAH (Sky Observatory In A Hole), Fall 2010,

Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin

 

 

 
 

Sky Cage Trapping Instructional How-to Video, winter 2010

Dellano Township/ Reedsburg, Wisconsin