Training for Empire State Native Pollinator Survey

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, Jun 22, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

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Training for the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, 311 Curtis St., Jamestown. It will be held rain or shine, but the outdoor portion will be contingent on the weather.

The goal of this scientific study is to determine the conservation status of a wide array of native insect pollinators in nonagricultural habitats. It will focus efforts on collecting distributional information for important at-risk pollinator species that are native to the Northeastern US. It will target native bees, flies, beetles and butterfly/moth species. By doing surveys and sending in your insect observations to New York Natural Heritage Program, you will allow researchers to gather much more information on these important organisms and will help them cover a much larger portion of the state.

The training will cover basic pollinator biology, project survey methods and how to submit data to the project.

Sign up for the training here. 

For more information, contact Erin White at erin.white@dec.ny.gov.