IJAMS Citizen Science Series: Caterpillars Count!

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Date(s) - May 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Why did the caterpillar cross the road? To get to the yummy leaves, of course!

Caterpillars are a very important part of the food web. So this year Ijams Nature Center is participating in Caterpillars Count!, a citizen science project “measuring the seasonal variation and abundance of caterpillars, also known as phenology”. You will learn about how caterpillars affect bird populations, if they prefer specific tree species and many other cool facts about these awesome arthropods!

This is a FREE event but does have a maximum number of participants. So be sure to sign up to reserve your spot. Ages 7 & up.

*Be sure to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, as the group will be going off-trail for part of the program.*

Please note that this program will meet at the Homesite Pavilion. If you are not familiar with the location of the Homesite at Ijams Nature Center, you will turn left once you enter the main parking lot. This will take you to an internal access road that leads right to the Homesite. At the end of the road, you will see parking spaces on your right. Park there, and then walk up the circle drive toward the Miller Education Building. The pavilion is to the right of the building, adjacent to the lawn.

For more information on the Caterpillars Count! project click the link below: