Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation (also known as phenology) and abundance of foliage arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders. Participants collect data by conducting surveys on trees and shrubs and recording all of the arthropods observed.
This Count is conducted after leaves have flushed out through the avian breeding season. This means starting after leaf out or late April or early May and going through July or early August.
Learn how to set up a site, choose survey branches, and conduct foliage surveys as part of this citizen science project on the phenology of foliage arthropods (aka bird food). An excellent project for Nature Centers, Env Ed Centers, and summer camps! Learn about our free online resources, learning activities, and data visualization tools! Learn more about the event here: Caterpillars Count!
Registration for this event will be taken through the University of North Carolina and the Caterpillars Count/PhenoMismatch Project. When you select the “Register” button, you will be navigated away from the St. Charles City-County Library’s Website to an outside website. You will receive registration confirmation and updates from Caterpillar's Count/PhenoMismatch Project, not the Library.