Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bee Spotting

As always click to enlarge the picture

This weekend we spotted bees at Riverbend Forest Preserve. Hubs tooks some pictures to up load to BeeSpotter.

The home page welcome states:

BeeSpotter is a partnership between citizen-scientists and the professional science community designed to educate the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort of importance to the nation. It is a web-based portal at the University of Illinois for learning about honey bees and bumble bees and for contributing data to a nationwide effort to baseline information on population status of these insects.

You, too, can be a citizen scientist by taking those pictures and recording them.

You can read about the mysterious disappearance of bee colonies here.