It’s that time of year! It’s getting cooler, kids are going back to school… and volunteers like you are getting ready to go monitor their sites for benthic macroinvertebrates! September and October are ideal for fall benthic monitoring. For experienced monitors, it’s time to pull out the monitoring kits, check waders, and coordinate with monitoring teams. For newly trained monitors going out for the very first time, it’s time to take your new skills out into the field! Don’t be afraid to use all of your ID materials to identify macroinvertebrates, and please feel free to reach out for help! It’s what we are here for. Happy monitoring!