The Nature in the City Biodiversity Project is a citizen science program for monitoring birds and butterflies around the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. 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 June and July of 2015, Citizen Volunteers will learn about urban wildlife and explore the many natural spaces in Fort Collins as they conduct surveys for birds and butterflies throughout the city.
This free program is open to anyone 18 or older (children can accompany adult participants). No previous bird or butterfly identification skills are necessary- they will teach you everything to know! Participants will attend one 2-hour training session in late May, complete their first monitoring survey with a Program Leader, and conduct three additional surveys throughout the summer.
To sign up, visit the website and fill out the application!