Events and News

Project Dashboard

Wondering what types of bees the community is seeing? Visit our project dashboard on iNaturalist. As of July 26, 2022 nearly 600 bee observations by 245 observers have been submitted, documenting 10 bumble bee species in our area. Observations update in real time as submissions are received.

screen display showing 10 bumble bee types and statistics for project observations
iNaturalist project dashbaord (7/26/2022)

Field Days and Presentation Events

We will post dates and locations for field days where you can learn more about our project, and gain practice with photographing and identifying bumble bees in the field. Can’t make it to an event? View our past virtual events through the links below and browse our Resources page for more information on bumble bee photography, identification, pollinator conservation and more! You can also reach us through our Contact form.

Pollinator Week! June 20-26, 2022: Visit the Lillian Anderson Arboretum (7787 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009) and see what pollinators you can find!

Catch our virtual presentation on: Bumble Bees, Blossoms and Boots on the Ground: Pollinator Conservation through Citizen Science, hosted by Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones and Audubon Society of Kalamazoo (January 27, 2021)

Catch our virtual presentation on: Exploring the Bee-utiful World of Michigan Bees, hosted by the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (May 7, 2020)

moth flying above purple flowers, pollinator week logo June 20-26 2022