For something so foundational to the forest community, there is much to be learned, and we are eager to see how insect diversity and abundance changes – over time, between habitats, throughout a season.
We are working with Caterpillars Count!
Community science is transforming the way that we learn about ecology, and we are excited to be part of a continent-wide effort to monitor caterpillars and other leaf-dwelling invertebrates.
During May and June 2021, we recorded some of the highest caterpillar densities on record for the eastern US. You can read a Caterpillars Count update about this finding here.