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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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2 days ago

Project Bumble Bee

Got an hour today for bumble bee conservation? Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is giving an hour-long Webinar at 11 a.m. PDT for the NRCS (5/22/18). Educational credits are available, you can find more information here: www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/bumble-bee-ecology-and-conservation?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Project Bumble Bee

The North American variety of selfheal (Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata) is a small, unassuming--yet dogged--easy to grow perennial that attracts many bee species. This wildflower thrives in a wide range of grasslands and can be used as a native ground cover or a lawn alternative that forms dense mats of small leaves when mowed or grazed. As the name implies, it was once sought-after for centuries for its medicinal properties to cure a variety of ailments. Their purple flowers provide nectar and pollen to a host of native bees, including digger bees, carpenter bees, and bumble bees. ... See MoreSee Less

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