Join Katie Lamke, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist with the Xerces Society, in a collaborative effort to track and conserve Nebraska's native bumble bees through this virtual training. The Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas is a statewide community science project aimed at tracking and conserving our native bumble bees. You will learn about bumble bee biology, their conservation status, how to identify the 20 species found in Nebraska, and how to participate in the Atlas. This workshop will equip you with the skills needed to conduct an Atlas survey, including how to net and photograph bumble bees, and how to submit your findings to the project. The Atlas is a catch-and-release project so no bumble bees are harmed during the surveys.
Anyone with an interest in supporting pollinators is encouraged to join - No experience is necessary to participate in the Atlas.
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