The Great Cicada Blitz: a citizen science project to survey cicadas in Sydney

Australia’s first ecological cicada citizen science project is now underway. Sydney-based ecologist Dr. Nathan Emery has recently started the citizen science project, The Great Cicada Blitz.

Nathan with Cicada
This project aims to record cicada observations and the plants they are found on in the greater Sydney Region to better understand some of the ecological preferences of cicadas.

The project is being hosted on the iNaturalist website, and anyone can download the free iNaturalist smartphone app to record observations. Photos of specimens and even audio files for recording cicada calls can be attached to observations to identify. It’s all free!

Get as many of your friends involved and see who can record the most cicadas!

For more information on the project and the species you might here visit the project webpage here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/the-great-cicada-blitz