Just received cool news!! The Bumble Bee Watch web site is live! Now you and your family can connect with experts and enthusiasts as citizen scientists. Your mission? Help track these essential pollinators in North America and promote pollinator-friendly habitats.
All you need is a smartphone or simple digital camera – go to BumbleBeeWatch.org and you can:
- Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection
- Use an interactive guide to identify the bumble bees in your photos
- Have your identifications verified by experts
- Help determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees
- Help locate rare or endangered populations
- Learn about bumble bees, their ecology, and ongoing conservation efforts
- Connect with other citizen scientists engaged in pollinator conservation
Personally, I can’t wait until spring is here when we start seeing the bees!
Here’s to Sharing the Buzz!
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