Insect Community Science Series at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve starts May 19

Come learn about bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and other insects this summer by participating in eight different community science projects led by the UW Insect Ambassadors! Each event will feature a short talk from an insect expert, followed by an hour of guided data collection. Events are open to the public. All ages welcome(although some data collection will need an adult helper). Registration is required. Visit:


  • Caterpillars Count! (May 19th, 1-3pm)
  • Monarch Larva Monitoring (June 3rd, 1-3pm)
  • Garden Pests & Beneficials (June 24th, 1-3pm) *at the Eagle Heights Community Garden
  • Firefly Night (July 8th, 6-8pm)
  • Bumblebee Brigade (July 29th, 1-3pm)
  • Wisconsin Butterfly Monitoring (Aug. 4th, 1-3pm)
  • Dragonfly Monitoring Program (Aug. 26th, 1-3pm)

This series is funded by a UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Student Engagement Grant