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Sixth Annual BeeBlitz

Posted on: 6/11/2020 2:42 PM
Topics: [ Announcements ] [ BeeSpotter ] [ Outreach ] [ Science ]

Join us (virtually) on Saturday, June 27, 2020 for the sixth annual BeeBlitz, taking place during 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 27th. 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 27th. We encourage veteran and aspiring bee spotters alike to venture out on a nature walk and participate in the blitz. There are no in-person BeeBlitz events planned this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, this event is a perfect candidate for social distancing, as you can go out on your own or in small groups; there's no need to gather in large crowds to go bee spotting! You can find out more about the event on the BeeBlitz webpage.


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