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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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Project Bumble Bee

As we move into October many bumble bee colonies have completed their life cycle and new queens have found a suitable overwintering site. However, bumble bees are often the last bees active into fall in some parts of North America. Records from BBW suggest bumble bees may forage on a variety of late-blooming plants through October and November, including blanket flower, dahlia, goldenrod, sunflower, marigold, cornflower, cosmos, and asters. Let us know if you are still observing bumble bees foraging in your region—and please submit your observations to BBW! ... See MoreSee Less

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