West Ridge Nature Park Advisory Council (PAC)

Chicago Park District

You can become a citizen scientist. And you don’t even need a formal science background. Just come to one of our monitoring sessions in the preserve and you will receive “on the job” training from an experienced monitor on how to listen, observe and record.

Check our Facebook page or our kiosk in the preserve for dates and times. Monitoring may occur at any time during the designated months because it is subject to weather conditions.

Here are some of the species we track: May through June - bats and calling frogs. June through August – butterflies, odonates, macroinvereibrates, and singing insects.

Our citizen science data flow into wider local, regional, state and national databases. By participating, you will be making an important environmental contribution.

For more information, go to:   [email protected]