Join insect experts and Montshire educators for a day of community-collected science, here at the Montshire!
This summer, the Museum is a site for the Pollinator Interactions on Plants project, a research endeavor led by Dr. Desirée Narango of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This science project has documented 4000 pollinators, and counting!
On August 19th, we’ll gather for a primer on using smartphones* to record pollinators at work, and then head outside to the Meadow Walk to make observations and learn the tips and tricks of field work.
*Get ready for this special day by joining iNaturalist and adding the app to your phone! Every observation you make can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. iNaturalist shares your findings with scientific data repositories like the Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe.
This event is free with regular admission.
Meadow Fritillary photo by Jeffrey Glassberg