8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, VA
Saturday, 11 May 2019
9 am-12 noon
Interested in insect studies and research? Become a Caterpillars Count! citizen scientist! Caterpillars and other insects live on the trees and plants all around us. They make up a critical part of many ecosystems and are an important food source for birds and other organisms. Riverbend Park is a premier site for Caterpillars Count! a new citizen science project designed by biologists from the University of North Carolina.
Volunteers will learn about insect life cycles and phenology of foliage arthropods while enhancing their identifying skills through weekly surveys. Great for Master Naturalists, scouts, families, and individuals interested in wildlife studies.