Bumbleblitz

Bumbleblitz: Four years of Bumble Bee Ecology in the Pacific Northwest

Bombus occidentalis or more commonly: Bumble Bee - Contributed photo

Bombus occidentalis or more commonly: Bumble Bee – Contributed photo

Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest. By the mid-1990s it had become one of the rarest, inspiring a surge in bumble bee surveys in the region.

Recent studies show the bumble bee’s population re-emerging where it hadn’t been seen in the last 10 years. Good news, or a chance occurrence?

Dr. Chris Looney from the Washington State Department of Agriculture returns to San Juan Island to share the latest “buzz” in Bombus research.

Friday, April 29  from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the San Juan Island Public Library.

For more information please contact Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or email at:  tanjaw [@] sjclandbank.org.

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 5:54 am by

Categories: Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, Wildlife

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