VOL: BACKYARD BUMBLE BEE COUNT

Calling all bumble bee aficionados! Believe it or not, bee researches are already gearing up for the 2021 field season. However, there are still some loose ends from 2020 that need to be tied up and you can help. We invite iNaturalist users to help identify the bumble bees observed as part of last year’s Backyard Bumble Bee Count.

To do this, first log into your iNaturalist account (this will be easiest on a desktop or laptop computer). Then choose “identify” from the top bar. Next choose “filter” and “more filters” to search by project name. Type BACKYARD BUMBLE BEE COUNT and choose the project in all caps then “update search”. Now you’ll see all the observations that need identification. Feel free to skip any photos that you don’t feel confident about but add any details you can. Thank you!