The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has partnered with the Xerces Society to help gather knowledge to address the needs of our native bumble bees. However, because Nebraska is large and diverse, professional scientists will have a limited reach which means the missing partner is you!
Together, we can quickly cover the entire state, collect scientific-quality data, and contribute to bumble bee conservation. In addition to identifying areas of habitat to protect, the Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas will help us to understand how bumble bee distributions have changed over time. Nebraska is in a unique position to investigate this because We have a rich history of documenting bumble bee distributions dating back to the 1960s. This historical data will allow us to assess the effects of land use change on bumble bee populations.
To learn more, go to: www.nebraskabumblebeeatlas.org.