This workshop will prepare community scientists and agency biologists for the next phase of the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas. Building on the success of the project and the information gathered since 2018, this project will adapt a slight change in focus starting in 2021 with a focused eye toward learning more about the rare species in our region: the western bumble bee, Morrison's bumble bee, the Suckley cuckoo bumble bee and Franklin's bumble bee. We will also continue to emphasize the importance of long-term monitoring throughout the region. As such, this workshop is for our most seasoned veterans as well as newcomers to this community science project.
The agenda will cover an overview of bumble bee ecology and conservation (including lessons learned and results from phase 1 of the project) as well as additional details about how the change in focus will guide our survey efforts in 2021-2024.
Module 1 - Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation -- With Insights and results from the first three years of the project
Module 2 - Species of Greatest Conservation Need -- Learning More about our Rare Species
Module 3 - How to Participate (From Grid Adoption to Data Submission)
Module 4 - Photography and ID Tips