Competition Winner + Update

Congratulations to our first NCSU Campus Bee Competition winner, @leahguercio! She submitted 23 observations of 3 different bee species. I want to say a huge thank you to her and everyone else who participated!

Overall, we had 66 observations of 4 different bee species. Common Eastern Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) were by far the most observed, with Eastern Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa virginica) and Western Honeybees (Apis mellifera) coming in second and third. I also submitted a picture of a sweat bee observed at one of the pollinator gardens on Centennial campus!

I will be re-opening this iNaturalist group and encourage everyone to keep submitting bee observations around campus. This will help us to continue to identify areas with high densities of bees, the diversity and abundance of different species, and more! We also may be conducting another competition in the Spring, so stay tune for that!

Thanks for reading and keep beesearching!

Publicado el octubre 2, 2023 05:07 TARDE por renrooney renrooney


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