Currently Recruiting Citizen Scientist to help find prairie mole crickets!
A citizen science program, called the Lost Cricket Project, is currently recruiting participants to help find new populations of prairie mole crickets! The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the prairie mole cricket as data deficient. By participating in “The Lost Cricket Project”, you can help collect valuable scientific data that will be used to create an updated species distribution map for Oklahoma and to help develop protocols for conducting acoustic surveys of prairie mole crickets. This information will be used to help manage this rare native Oklahoma species.
A mobile phone app that is compatible with both IOS and android phones has been created that will allow you to submit recordings of prairie mole crickets, along with their location, and habitat information.