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Species Spotlight: Bumblebee Monitoring

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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.

Pre-register on the event calendar at no later than Wednesday, April 3rd if you wish to reserve a printed copy of the instructional materials at the event. Walk-ins are always welcome, though space is limited. FREE!

This session is free and open to anyone interested in learning about native bees; however, those interested in volunteering as official FPWC Bee Spotters will need to attend this training. Contact our volunteer coordinator via e-mail at, or call (815) 877-6100 for more information.

Earlier Event: April 6
Morning Birding with Jack Armstrong
Later Event: April 6
Yoga at the Dells