Resources Directly Related to the Project
Other Helpful Resources
Bumble Bees of North America by Williams et al.
Bumble Bees of the Western United States by Koch et al.
Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest by Turner and Gustafson
Attracting Native Pollinators by the Xerces Society
Bumble Bee Watch iOS App
Bumble Bee Watch Android App
Survey 123 (Field Data Submission) - iOS & Android
Getting to your Field Site
Washington Trails Association
Oregon Hikers Field Guide
Idaho Trails Association
Both of these apps have many local weather stations (this is not a comprehensive list - many other options):
Catching bees in a net by Sam Droege
Advanced catching bees in a net by Sam Droege
Sources for inset nets, vials, etc.:
Nets: Home Science Tools - This is a decent net for a reasonable price.
Vials: We recommend 30 mL or 50 mL centrifuge tubes or 5 dram jars. These can be found from many internet and local retailers.
You can share photos with us of habitat, wildflowers, or of you surveying your habitat using our Flickr Group.
Using decimal degrees is essential for accurate mapping and locations of survey areas. You can use a smart phone to help you get decimal degrees. First, ensure location services are turned on in your device
Getting Latitude and Longitude from Google Maps
Downloading maps for offline use
Grid Cell Shapefile
Here is the Google Map where you can download a .kml file of the grid cell map if you want to use it in your own planning. You can open a .kml file with Google Earth, Google My Maps, or other GIS products.
How to use our Google Map to help you find point locations. The url to find the Google My Map is case sensitive and did not publish correctly. The url for the map is: goo.gl/rMtAmy.
How to use our Google Map to help you find a roadside survey route. The url for the map is: goo.gl/rMtAmy.