Get Involved!

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We need your help to monitor our native bumble bees! The Wisconsin Bumble Bee Brigade is a photography-based volunteer monitoring project. As a volunteer, you will submit photos and additional information on the bumble bees that you observe. In 2018, there are two ways that you can contribute:

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Incidental observations are casual or unplanned sightings made when your primary motive or activity was not monitoring for bumble bees. This also includes observations made immediately before or after a small area survey. All incidental observations require a photograph voucher.
Small area surveys are conducted when you purposefully look for, photograph, count, and record the bumble bees that you see at a single location, following the guidelines in the Volunteer Manual. We recommend conducting small area surveys with a partner or small group. If you conducted a survey and did not observe any bumble bees, please still submit a record of your survey.
To become a Bumble Bee Brigade Volunteer:
Questions? Email Eva Lewandowski at eva.lewandowski@wisconsin.gov.
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