This is Tom Larson, writer for the San Diego Reader. I’m interested in our local bugs (insects and arachnids) and the citizen scientists of SD (& iNaturalist) who study them. I’m writing about how climate change is affecting SoCal insects. Which of our county populations are changing? How are these changes studied and measured? How much stress is there because of heat and drought, the degradation of their habitats, etc.?
If you would like to follow up with me, please do. I’m especially curious about bee, butterfly, and beetle populations, asking the question, What is happening with pollinating bugs in SD county?
Since I can’t interview the insects or know how to find them, I need citizen entomologists who do, especially those of you who go into the field and would let me tag along, whether to photograph or do research.