Date: 4/2/19 5:35 pm From: Thomas Robben via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Caterpillars Count! April 3 informational webinar
More CitSci: The following project is another timely attempt to estimate if different birds and their food/prey items (including caterpillars of butterflies and other insects) are changing the timing of their reproductive seasonal cycles (aka Phenology). Tom Robben.
---------- Forwarded message --------- From: O'Brien-Clayton, Katie Date: Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 12:44 PM Subject: Fw: Caterpillars Count! informational webinar, Apr 3 To: Thomas Robben <robben99...>
Hi Tom, This might be of interest to some CT birders. Just passing along Katie ------------------------------ *From:* <bounce-123478839-77635125...> < <bounce-123478839-77635125...> on behalf of Hurlbert, Allen Hartley <Hurlbert...> *Sent:* Friday, March 29, 2019 10:22:36 AM *To:* <citsci-discussion-L...> *Cc:* <caterpillarscount...> *Subject:* [citsci-discussion-l] Caterpillars Count! informational webinar, Apr 3
Greetings fellow citizen scientists, educators, and bird and lepidoptera enthusiasts!
*Caterpillars Count!* <https://caterpillarscount.unc.edu/> is a citizen science project in which participants collect data to measure the seasonal variation and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders found on the leaves of trees and shrubs in an effort to answer important questions about patterns of food availability for birds and insect trends more generally. Researchers are using the data collected in *Caterpillars Count!* to help determine if plants, insects and birds are all responding to ongoing changes in climate to the same degree.
We are actively seeking new partners to start up *Caterpillars Count! *survey sites for the 2019 spring and summer and beyond. *Join our free webinar to learn more* about starting up your own *Caterpillars Count!* site for 2019!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 pm EDT
· For select sites, there may be up to *$500 available to support staff time *needed to implement *Caterpillars Count!*
· In addition, a limited number of participating sites will be selected for a visit from the project team and *an opportunity to host a* *train-the-trainer workshop for your region*.
*Have more questions?* Feel free to contact us at: *Email: *<caterpillarscount...> *Phone: *919-966-0895 (Sarah Yelton, Project Coordinator)
Please also consider forwarding this email along to any friends, colleagues or local groups you think may be interested in *Caterpillars Count!*
Yours in Citizen Science,
*The Caterpillars Count! Team*
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