From their announcement:
BumbleBeeWatch.org, a website that allows you to identify and help protect bumble bees in North America is now live! Through BumbleBeeWatch.org 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 BumbleBeeWatch.org:
- 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