Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Get Involved: The Lost Ladybug Project

Did you know that across North America, ladybug species distribution is changing? Over the past twenty years several native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare. During this same time ladybugs from other places have greatly increased both their numbers and range. A new initiative from Cornell University, called The Lost Ladybug Project, is looking for volunteers across North America to collect ladybugs, take their picture, and send the info into the Department of Entomology at Cornell University. Scientists need detailed information about which ladybugs are still out there and how many can be found. If you are interested in supporting this effort, go to The Lost Ladybug Project website for participation instructions. Help make a differnece, and remember to release the ladybugs safely where you found them after you've documented them!

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