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Caterpillars Count! with Dr. Allen Hurlbert

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Caterpillars Count! is a citizen science project for measuring the seasonal variation and abundance of arthropods like caterpillars, beetles, and spiders.  University of North Carolina Biology Professor Dr. Allen Hurlbert joins John and Heidi on the Tuesday Morning Show to talk about his project.

Caterpillars Count! participants collect data by conducting surveys on trees and shrubs and recording all of the arthropods observed to find out how much food is available for birds.  The project approaches the question of bugs from a birds perspective.

To participate and be the first to setup a site and submit data from Minnesota go to caterpillarscount.unc.edu and find out how.