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Bumble Bees on the Prairie

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary W7503 Kampen Road Arlington, WI, 53911 United States (map)

Bumble bees are key pollinators, aiding fruit and seed production in native plants as well as food crops. During the summer months, their colonies reach peak size, and they forage in fields, gardens, prairies, savannas, and wetlands. Learn about the diversity, life history, and identification of bumble bees at Goose Pond, and see a variety of bee-friendly flowers, such as gray-headed coneflower, rattlesnake master, nodding onion, sunflowers, hoary vervain, white false indigo, and many others in full bloom. If you'd like, bring a camera to this field trip to capture images to upload and share.

Rain date: August 5

Note: This trip is limited to 25 people - registration is required! Please contact the MAS office ( or 608-255-2473) to reserve your spot.

Led by Susan Carpenter and Maddie Dumas

Header photo by Arlene Koziol

Earlier Event: July 11
Evening at Rettenmund Prairie
Later Event: August 9
Little Naturalists Field Trip