by Saioa Legarrea Imizcoz and María Ángeles Marcos García, The Conversation
Every summer for almost the last 20 years, volunteers from the Kent Wildlife Trust and Buglife, both in the UK, have been tracking car number plates. But not in the the way you might think. Their inspections aim to register the numbers of flying insects hit by vehicles.
Though this may seem insignificant, the scale of this citizen science project makes it important. With nearly 700 participants, the 2023 Bugs Matter campaign has taken data from 6,358 journeys, which can help to draw much wider conclusions.
Read on: https://phys.org/news/2023-11-insects-car-windscreen.html