What is Citizen Science?
Pollinator based Citizen Science is a way for all people to contribute to the knowledge base of the sciences of ecology, conservation, and educational strategies based on protecting and conserving biodiversity. As we develop our citizen science contexts we are creating relationships with students, governments, professionals, and the public. Our projects include Butterfly Counts, native bee inventories, and native plant inventories.This will help us to create assessments and conservation strategies that will provide for profound opportunities to engage in pollinator conservation. Stay tuned to this website for information.
Citizen Science Projects
The PCA uses iNaturalist as a primary citizen science platform. Check out PCA's Buffalo Outer Harbor BioBlitz Projects which includes the Buffalo Harbor State Park PCA site, Times Beach Nature Preserve, Tifft Nature Preserve, the Bell Slip, and many other sites encompassing the Outer Harbor
eBird is a classic citizen science project that allows birders to record and read records of bird sitings locally and worldwide. Easy to use this extensive data base created by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, helps to portray multi-year bird population and ranges throughout the calendar year. CLICK HERE for eBird homepage
Regional eBird Hotspots/Bird lists
Times Beach Nature Preserve BUFFALO NY
Tifft Nature Preserve BUFFALO NY
Stella Niagara (Lewiston, NY)
Grand Island NY, Niagara River
Letchworth State Park NY
Aqua Lane Park, Town of Tonawanda
Learn About, help find, report,help re-establish the Nine-Spotted Ladybug. This native beetle was once very common, and is the New York State Beetle. Today is is almost vanished, supplanted by a variety of invasive ladybugs from Europe and Asia. 20 years ago these were our most common species. Today they are lost (almost). Click the image to the left to go to the Lost Ladybug Project website.
Special Link June 2017 Cornell Alumni Magazine "The Lady Vanishes"
If you have citizen science projects that you would like to see here and eBird sites that you would like to see, CLICK HERE and contact the Administrator