Bumble bee conservation volunteer opportunity at Pinery and Awenda

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Calling all nature lovers! If you’re available June 24-25, 2017, we have a great program to help conserve pollinators that you can be a part of!

Did you know that over 15 different species of bumble bee live in Ontario? Have you ever seen a bumble bee and wondered what their different colour patterns mean for species identification?

Do you want to learn more about the bumble bees at Pinery and Awenda Provincial Parks, and contribute to their conservation?

If you’re interested in learning more about bumble bees, and making a real contribution to conserving and protecting them, you should BEEcome involved with Wildlife Preservation Canada’s BumbleBeeWatch.org citizen science survey program!

We know that some species of bumble bee are declining – three different species are officially at risk in Ontario – and we need to collect more information about them to help inform conservation efforts and policy decisions.

BumbleBeeWatch.org is a website that was developed to let bee scientists be in multiple places at once – by having you, the citizen scientist, help us collect the data we need!

This is your opportunity to get outdoors, connect with and explore nature, and, most importantly, contribute to conservation. You may be the one to record a sighting of the endangered Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, or the special concern Yellow-banded Bumble Bee. Through participating in this program, you can make a real difference!

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