Every grasshopper, cricket or katydid you find counts — from the common to the rare. Even if you lack experience with these insects, you can contribute to the atlas. Report your sightings (both photographs or sound recordings) to either the Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist.


Often a photograph is all you need to submit a valuable record. Here are some tips on how to provide us with the best evidence.

Sound Recordings

Identifying Orthoptera

Some species can be tricky. But with a bit of practice and patience, you can learn to identify many of Vermont’s species. Here are a few great guides to help you: