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Insect Biodiversity Data Collection

Tue, Jul 26


Elk Run Farm

Insect Biodiversity Data Collection

Help us collect data on insect biodiversity as an indicator of ecosystem biodiversity in our farm systems.

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Time & Location

Jul 26, 2022, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Elk Run Farm, 12191 N Foothills Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503, USA

About the Event

Help us collect insect biodiversity data in the farm systems at Elk Run and Metacarbon Farms. We will begin with a short, 15-minute orientation to the procedure we are using. We will provide all the materials you need to collect data, but you are encouraged to bring a phone to take photographs of certain insects to support identification (not required) - these will be uploaded to our INaturalist project. A general familiarity with insect patterns is helpful (ie; you can tell apart a wasp and a bee), but no deep knowledge is necessary. 

Come prepared to spend a full 3 hours in the elements and on all fours, with water, sturdy shoes, sun protection, and knee pads if you'd like them. We will begin at Elk Run Farm and move to Metacarbon Farm later in the morning. 

If you have to cancel, please email ahead of time so we can plan accordingly!

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