Bumblebees and other native pollinators are in dire straits so it is important that we collect population data that can be used to help conserve these important species. BeeSpotter is a collaboration between citizen scientists and the professional science community through a web-based portal at the University of Illinois. To learn more about this program and how you could get involved as a BeeSpotter, join local naturalist Barbara Williams for this fascinating educational program.
This session is open to anyone interested in learning about native pollinators; it is required for all those planning to volunteer as official FPWC BeeSpotters in 2018. Training will be held at Forest Preserve Headquarters.