It is not possible to have “experts” everywhere in the state, so volunteers who are willing to put up traps to help monitor the situation are invaluable. The Budworm Tracker Program is part of a large scientific initiative aimed at better understanding how spruce budworm populations rise and spread. As citizen scientists, they are asked to trap and collect spruce budworm moths during the moth flight season, between June and August, and send the data back to the research team. In Maine, the research team is particularly interested in recruiting volunteers in locations as far south as Bangor, north to the border with Québec and New Brunswick. Volunteers would be asked to check their traps once per week or even better, more than once per week, June through August. The traps are supplied for free and come with simple instructions. Individuals who are interested in becoming a citizen scientist can sign up by visiting www.budwormtracker.ca.