Caterpillar Counts Community Science Project

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

About the Day: Volunteer with LRCC members for a morning of data collection from 10:30am to Noon! Stay for as long or as little as you'd like. We will use a small sheet (see photo) to collect arthropods (ex. caterpillars, beetles, and spiders) from various locations around the SLA campus. We will record the amount of foliage, how much has been eaten, the size of each arthropod, and if possible ID the arthropod. 

Projects such as this are important in understanding where to focus conservation efforts as well as educating the public on where to find an animal of interest. Whether you are a birder, hiker, fisherman, insect enthusiast, or something in between there is a lot to be gained from getting involved in Caterpillars Count!

Click here to watch a video created by LRCC member Cecilia to learn more about this project.

What to Bring: Volunteers should bring appropriate clothing, water, food, and a face mask. The SLA will provide materials. Be prepared for ticks, black flies, and mosquitoes as we will be in highly vegetated and wet areas.

Covid-19 Precautions: Physical distancing of 6 feet and wearing masks is required for participants and SLA LRCC/staff. Prior to volunteering you will be expected to answer these questions.

Want to Join? If you're interested in joining please email volunteer@squamlakes.org. Registration will close 24 hours prior to the volunteer day. Due to Covid-19 volunteer trail days are limited to four people so that appropriate social distancing can be observed between the LRCC members and the volunteers.