The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count


The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Friends of the Earth

Timeline for Completion: June to Aug – an Annual Event

Objective:

Just like governments need a census to know what’s happening with its citizens, as well as their homes, families and jobs, we think bumble bees need their own census. Not enough is known about wild, native bees in Canada, and what scientists do know is worrying.

Bumble bees are the most well known of Canada’s wild, native bees though getting to know the 40+ species is a challenge. To help identify your bumble bee photo, you can download a census card for Western Canada or Eastern Canada.

We know bees are facing many stressors – habitat loss, pesticide exposure and disease are big ones but so is climate change. In fact, the United Nations describes the loss of insects worldwide as an ongoing “insect apocalypse”.

Summary:

Contact Us:
T: (613) 241-0085
E: foe[at]foecanada.org


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Project entered on: May 19, 2020 at 9:10 pm


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