From their announcement:, a website that allows you to identify and help protect bumble bees in North America is now live! Through you can connect with experts and enthusiasts to help track the status of these essential pollinators.

We have an amazing community of citizen scientists who have helped us follow a handful of bumble bee species.

A smartphone or simple digital camera is all that's needed to start exploring

  • Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection
  • Use an interactive guide to identify the bumble bees in your photos
  • Have your identifications verified by experts
  • Help determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees
  • Help locate rare or endangered populations
  • Learn about bumble bees, their ecology, and ongoing conservation efforts
  • Connect with other citizen scientists engaged in pollinator conservation

Bumble Bee Watch is a partnership between the Xerces Society, Wildlife Preservation Canada, the University of Ottawa, the Montreal Insectarium, the Natural History Museum in London, and BeeSpotter.

New website to help you identify and protect bumble bees
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