Backyard Biodiversity: Pools
We are entomologists working at The University of California Berkeley and at The California Academy of Sciences who are interested in the insects that live in your backyard. In our pilot pool from Marin County, California, we found many rare species and 4 new genera of wasps. And we haven't even finished going through all the samples!
This is why we are now looking for your help! We were so excited by these preliminary results that we wanted to expand to more homes all around California. For the Backyard Biodiversity Project we are specifically looking for homeowners in California who have backyard swimming pools to assist us with the collection of insect samples. So, if you have a pool, come be a part of this fun and easy activity for people of all ages. Join our team in discovering new species that live in your backyard!