Insect counts

Want to do a bit of community science? Flower-Insect Timed Counts are a fun and hugely useful way to contribute to our scientific knowledge about pollinators. You’ve probably heard people voicing concern that bees and other pollinating insects are in decline, and you can help scientists collect the data they need to study the problem.

All you need is a sunny day, a tape measure, a patch of flowers, and a recording sheet.

Get the recording sheet and full instructions from the National Biodiversity Data Centre here: Flower-Insect Timed Count

And upload your records to National Biodiversity Data Centre: here

And here’s a video from the National Biodiversity Data Centre showing just how simple it is.

Published by Louise Allcock

Professor of Zoology at NUI Galway

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