This is a repeating event (Next dates: Check our EwA Eventbrite Schedule > http://earthwiseaware.eventbrite.com). Join this incredible opportunity to connect with Nature, and to help the conservation of our urban wildlife habitats. We observe and collect information about pollinators (and more generally arthropods). We then feed that info to different global databases that are tracking species richness, population abundance, and phenophases. We will produce virtual insect guides specific to our study areas. We will also create reports together, as well as refine our protocols and studies together. It's Citizen Science at its best: engaging you at all steps of the process.
Collecting such data is an important scientific effort that helps better understand the collapse of insect populations, that is being been observed throughout the world. That kind of data is critical to understand the implications on avian populations, other fauna at large, and on our own species (e.g., food security). A better understanding will lead to better societal actions and policies.
Surveys happen every other week.