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We need your help! Because these animals are widely distributed the best way to keep track of them is with an army of volunteers across the country armed with cameras. With any luck, you might help us to find remnant populations of rare species before they go extinct. Participating in Bumble Bee Watch is simple and you can get started now by creating an account via the “sign in” tab at the top of the page.


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You may have noticed bumble bee monitoring projects popping up all over the country. This video will give you some idea why these efforts are so important! After you watch it, go find a monitoring effort near you! We know of targeted efforts in: Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nebraska, Maine, New York, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. There are also efforts in Ontario and Alberta in Canada. If you don't have a targeted effort nearby, you can always share your observations on Bumble Bee Watch (www.BumbleBeeWatch.org)!A video about why collecting bumble bee information for the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas is so important. ... See MoreSee Less

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