The Bumble Bee Watch is asking individuals to help them track North American bumble bees by uploading photographs to their virtual bee collection. There, you can identify the bumble bee in your photo and have it verified by experts. Check it out at bumblebeewatch.org. You can also help protect our pollinators with some expert advice from the Zerces Society Conservation Campaign.
Every time I see bumble bees, I can’t help but stop and marvel at the elegance of these small, and rather adorable, creatures. They work day after day, flying from flower to flower all while pollinating our plants. I took the following photograph recently at a beautiful wedding in the Laurentians (Quebec, Canada). I wish I could tell you where this gorgeous garden was but, alas, it is a private garden.
I’ve submitted my photograph and hope to take a few more. I had a hard time figuring out what species this bumble bee belongs to. Who knew there were so many species! You learn something new every day. If you have some expertise, please let me know what species this is.
There is a lot more we can do for our planet, but joining the bumble bee watch is one easy step to take!
Will you join me in marrying travel, art, and science, and help track the humble bumble bee?