How a scientist discovered 30 new species in L…

How a scientist discovered 30 new species in L.A.’s smoggy backyards:

buggirl:

An oldie but a goodie.
A good example of how much is out there in the insect world just waiting for discovery…in your own back yard!

One thing I like to stress when I’m promoting citizen science to kids and families: There is so much out there, you might discover something new if you just look.

If you’re interested in being a citizen scientist, check out iNaturalist [link]. You upload photos (it tracks when and where you saw something), and then you and experts will determine the ID of the organism. It’s good for any form of life, even that mold growing on leftovers that were in the fridge for too long!