Be a Bumble Bee watcher!

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 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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About Soni Cochran

Mother, Wife, Grandma! I am an extension associate with the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County. I work with urban pests and wildlife, youth programs and manage the office web site at My degree is in education and I taught in rural public schools in Nebraska before coming to Nebraska Extension - UNL. I am Deputy Commander of the 155th Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol in Lincoln - my focus is on public affairs, disaster relief and emergency services. Great organization of adults/teens serving this nation. Love my family, jobs, and sharing my love of nature and the outdoors with anyone who will listen.

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