BioSCAN is a project where people sign up for a whole year to put a bug trap in their backyard, which is about the size of a two person tent. “Most of the time, when I’m saying I work in the field, I’m going into people’s backyards … [as] backyards are habitats.” Gonzalez goes on to tell me. “Most of the collection I do takes place in people’s backyards … the edges of Griffith Park, and Ernest Debs Park. We also work with community gardens and teaching gardens [in schools].”Gonzalez then takes a sample from the bug traps and brings it to the museum where a team of volunteers, work-study students, as well as several BioSCAN employees and collaborating Entomologists go through and sort through the samples. They process and identify thousands of insects, weekly.