June 22, 2019 | with Rich Hatfield
The bumble bee field trip on June 22, 2019 will provide community members with an opportunity to learn about the bumble bee species in our area, their importance to our ecosystem, as well as ways we can help conserve them. In an effort to learn more about bumble bees to improve evidence based bumble bee conservation guidance, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and the Oregon Bee Project, has launched the Pacific Northwest Bumble Bee Atlas. On a hike in the Okanogan Highlands, Rich Hatfield, Xerces Society conservation biologist, will share information about the Atlas Project, how to participate, and the value that the project will have to our area, both locally, and more regionally. The goal of this field trip is to connect the community with the contributions of our native bumble bees and other native pollinators and provide inspiration and a user-friendly method of engagement in a citizen science making positive strides toward effective conservation.
Space will be limited; registration details TBA.
This event is provided in partnership with Humanities Washington, with community member financial support.