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Bee Blitz 2019

  • Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center 5595 Grand Drive St. Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

St. Louis Bee Brigade: Webster Biology faculty leads citizen science project 

Would you like to get outside, take photos, learn about bees? The Department of Biological Sciences invites nature enthusiasts and concerned citizens to join the St. Louis Bee Brigade.  During the second annual BeeBlitz at Forest Park on Saturday June 22nd, 2019, scientists will lead participants in a “photo survey”, during which photos are taken of every bee observed. All photos are then uploaded to BeeSpotter and used by scientists to track bee populations. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you!

Registration is FREE, but space is limited, so please register early.

 

Webster leads the 3rd Annual BeeBlitz on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 in Forest Park

On Saturday, June 22nd, we will wrap-up National Pollinator Week with the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz at Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! 

After a crash course in “bee photography”, we will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program hosted by the University of Illinois. Throughout the event, you will learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations.

The St. Louis BeeBlitz is organized by the St. Louis Bee Brigade (a collaboration between Webster University, St. Louis University, BeeSpotter of the University of Illinois), Academy of Science of St. Louis, and Forest Park Forever. 

Join us at the Forest Park Forever Visitor & Education Center

Registration is required, but the event is FREE and OPEN to anyone over the age of 10.  Space is limited, so please register early. To register a group of more than 4 people, please contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann (email: nicolem42@webster.edu, office: 314-246-7628, or cell: 314-218-5307).

On Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 from 10:00AM-1:00PM, you can find us on the east side of the Forest Park Forever Visitor & Education Center. We will be walking to different locations throughout the park, so please arrive promptly at 10:00AM

 

If you can’t join us for the St. Louis BeeBlitz, contribute to BeeSpotter anytime!

Here’s how you can get involved:

1.     Create an account

2.     Add your bee spotting

That’s it! Our experts will identify your bee and let you know when it’s publicly visible on BeeSpotter!

  

Are you new to the world of bee photography? Check out BeeSpotter's Guide to photographing bees.

 

For more information or inquiries, please contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann (email: nicolem42@webster.edu, office: 314-246-7628, or cell: 314-218-5307).

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