Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:54 am by Tim Dustrude
Bumbleblitz: Four years of Bumble Bee Ecology in the Pacific Northwest
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.
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