The Nature in the City Biodiversity Project is a citizen science program to monitor birds, bees, and butterflies around Fort Collins. The goal is to collect long-term ecological data that will help support the Nature in the City Strategic Plan to maintain "a connected open space network accessible to the entire community that provides a variety of experiences and functional habitat for people, plants, and wildlife."
During the summer of 2017, volunteers will learn about urban wildlife and explore the many natural spaces in Fort Collins as they conduct scientific surveys for birds, bees, and butterflies.
Sampling points are in public and private natural spaces including city parks, natural areas, and open spaces in residential and commercial developments.Volunteers visit sampling points and record what they observe.
The 2017 Citizen Science project is now recruiting volunteers! If you are interested in 2017 surveys, please contact Allison Mitchell, Land and Water Technician, YW1pdGNoZWxsQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==. No previous bird, bee, or butterfly identification skills are necessary because comprehensive training is provided. Participants will attend one 2-hour training on either Thursday, May 4th or Saturday, May 6th, complete their first monitoring survey with a program leader, and conduct three additional surveys throughout the summer. Applications are due May 1