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Third Annual BeeBlitz!

Posted on: 6/12/2017 1:38 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 17, 2017 for the third annual BeeBlitz, taking place at the beginning of National Pollinator Week!

All residents of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio are invited to canvas their backyards and neighborhoods for bees, snap some pics, and upload them to BeeSpotter on Saturday, June 17th. The name BeeBlitz is derived from a BioBlitz, an activity in which all of the biodiversity in a specific area is examined, to provide a snapshot in time of the flora and fauna present. BeeSpotter wants to know what species of honey & bumble bees are seen, and where they are, on the 17th. We encourage veteran and aspiring bee spotters alike to venture out on a nature walk and participate in the blitz.

We have a number of BeeBlitz events scheduled throughout the day for the Champaign-Urbana area. You can help us plan by letting us know you're interested, though you're welcome to participate even if you don't sign up in advance. BeeBlitz events will take place at the Pollinatarium, Meadowbrook Park, and another local prairie to be determined the day of the blitz.

You can find out more about the event on the BeeBlitz webpage.

Whether you're joining us at the Pollinatarium, coordinating a BeeBlitz in your own area, or venturing out on your own, we'd like to know about it. Let us know about your plans!

 

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