Bumble bees pollinate several major crops and many plants that other animals rely on for fruit, flowers, and seeds. In light of evidence that some native bumble bee species are threatened, we must monitor their populations and preserve the habitats where they thrive. Come discover the ecology of these tiny superheroes, catch up on current bee research, and learn how you can plug in to national conservation efforts. We will peek inside an old bee nest and practice ID skills before heading to the prairie for a guided observation walk. Sun protection, bug spray, water, and a camera are recommended.
RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 4
Trail grade and number or type of trail impediments are ok for those with difficulty walking or wearing children in packs
APPROXIMATE DISTANCE FOR WALKING: 1-3 miles
RSVP REQUIRED? YES. This trip limited to 25 people. Please contact Brenna (firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-255-2473) to reserve your spot.
FIELD TRIP LEADER: Taylor Tai (678-920-1995, email@example.com ) and Graham Steinhauer
Header photo by Arlene Koziol