The Dawes Arboretum is looking for volunteers with schedule flexibility who are willing to commit to an ongoing survey. They need folks with a strong comfort level with pollinator identification (or those who are willing to assist in ID of specimens). They are also seeking an individual with strong biology/ID skills for a temporary field biology position.
Citizen scientist volunteers will assist with monthly insect and bee surveys in a research project that will allow native prairie plantings in electric rights-of-way. The result of these surveys are critical for demonstrating the importance of habitat creation. The ~ 7 minute surveys will provide the data needed for AEP and other power companies to validate planting native prairies following construction on their lines.
Volunteers with a strong comfort level with bee or invertebrate identification (in field or classroom) and a flexible schedule who can commit to monthly or bi-weekly monitoring in small research plots on our preserve are invited to contact Shana Byrd or Livia Raulinaitis for more information to take part in this exciting project.
For more information about the bee biologist position, please contact Shana or Livia.
Shana Byrd, Director of Land Conservation
Livia Raulinaitis, Conservation Research Technician