Project Bumble Bee – You can help!

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Survey Dates: August 2015

Help track bumble bee population around the Twin Cities!

Since 2007, the Minnesota Bumble Bee Survey has worked to document long-term trends in bumble bee populations and monitor declining species in the Twin Cities Area. Volunteers are needed to help capture bumble bees while they forage on flowers.  These bees are identified by experts, marked, and released. Here is our current schedule for August of  2015. Except where noted, there is no need to register. Just show up! Before you head out for the survey, please check in with us on Facebook for the latest updates as surveys can be cancelled due to poor weather. Rain dates will only take place I still need to count more bees at that site.
https://www.facebook.com/minnesotabumblebeesurvey

Crow Hassan Regional Park
Meet at trailhead at 12595 Park Drive, Hanover, MN 55374
Be prepared for some hiking from the trailhead to get to good survey areas.
August 8, and August 241 pm

Como Park, Saint Paul
Meet in front of the Como Pavillion
1360 North Lexington Parkway, Saint Paul
August 2, 10 amAugust 22, 10 am (rain date)

Sign up here: http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?NID=4429
 
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, Minneapolis
Meet at the Visitors Shelter
1 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Call the Visitor Shelter at 612.370.4903 or send an email to  ebwg@minneapolisparks.org to register
August 1, noonAugust 16, noonAugust 23 (rain date), 10 am
 
Peace Garden at Lyndale Park, Minneapolis
Meet by the Peace Crane Sculpture
4124 Roseway Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55408
August 16, 10 amAugust 23 (rain date), noon
 
Kroening Interpretive Center, Minneapolis
Meet by the Interpretive Center
4900 N Mississippi Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55430
August 1, 2 pmAugust 16 (rain date), 2 pmAugust 24, 1 pm
 

Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove
13351 Elm Creek Road, Osseo, MN, 55369
Meet by the Eastman Nature Center
August 1August 151 pm

 

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