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. There are two ways that you can contribute:
General (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 general 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.