Winter Bug Count at Kerry Wood Nature Centre


Saturday, February 3 from 1 - 3 PM

Who: Join Nature Alberta and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to contribute to the Winter Bug Count. You don't need to be an expert at identifying bugs, you just need to have a sense of curiosity! John and Benny Acorn will be volunteering with us and helping identify bugs that we find.

What: Volunteers will

  • start with a presentation by John Acorn followed by a discussion about Winter Bugs,
  • search for bugs inside and outside the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to add our observations to the iNaturalist Winter Bug Count project.

When: Saturday, February 3 from 1-3 PM. Volunteer orientation meeting and the presentation will start right at 1 PM so plan to arrive early to allow time to walk to the meeting location.

Where: Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 3M4

How: Email to sign up!


Be Prepared:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring a backpack with water, and snacks
  • You are welcome to bring your own live bugs, preserved bugs and bug identification guides
  • Optional: download iNaturalist to your smartphone or tablet prior to the event, and set up an account. Practice by searching for and documenting a bug in your basement, garage, or shed! Click here to follow simple steps to get started
  • You are welcome to bring your bug catching containers, and Nature Alberta will provide extra bug containers
    • Once the captured bugs are further examined and documented they will be released back to their homes

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Registration Volunteer

Volunteer Duties include:

Assist participants with the sign-in process which includes: collecting contact information, tracking the total number of participants, and answer general questions about Nature Alberta and our Nature Kids Program.

Registration volunteers are welcome to join the Winter Bug Count after registration is complete.

Volunteer Photographer

We are also looking for an enthusiastic photographer to help document this event through pictures!

Volunteer Duties Include:

Take photographs of the event's activities without getting recognizable faces in the final photos.
Edit and transfer photos to Nature Alberta staff after the completion of the event using a Google Drive folder.

Email with interest.