Spruce budworm study aided by citizen science program

Live in New Brunswick? Love nature? Love science? Not a scientist? You can help nature by channelling your inner scientist. 

Last year, Johns and his colleagues drove around the province to collect budworm traps three times a week.

But in Maine and in Quebec, scientists have been inviting people to help through a citizen science program, and this year that will also be tried in New Brunswick.

”There’s a lot of people in the province that are interested in whether budworm are moving into their area and to what extent populations are sticking in those areas, you know, to eventually cause damage,” he said.