Welcome to Bumble Bee Watch

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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2 weeks ago

Project Bumble Bee

Grid cell OR_96 is still up for grabs! Check out the wildflowers in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness just east of Bend. Help us put bumble bees on the map in this under surveyed area by adopting this grid cell. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Project Bumble Bee

Recognizing Robbin Thorp, a living legend in NA bumble bee conservation this Earth Week....Robbin Thorp, Professor Emeritus at University of California–Davis, has made lasting contributions to the bee conservation community in ways that might never be measured, but will certainly be felt. As such, it is fitting to recognize this living legend of North American bumble bee conservation during Earth Week.

Xerces Society Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist and Bumble Bee Lead Rich Hatfield writes a lovely tribute, and encourages readers to take up the mantle of bumble bee conservation by joining one of Xerces' community science efforts, including Bumble Bee Watch, PNW Bumble Bee Atlas, and Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas (coming this summer!).

Read more on our blog: xerces.org/2019/04/24/robbin-thorp-earth-week/

Check out the rest of our Earth Week content: xerces.org/earth-week-2019
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1 month ago

Project Bumble Bee

Happy Earth Day! This Earth Day consider supporting pollinators by taking the Pollinator Protection Pledge or contributing to citizen science efforts like Bumble Bee Watch or the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas. Read More: buff.ly/2UMD2BC ... See MoreSee Less

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