Join Xerces Society staff for a Field Day! During these two hour events, participants will gain hands-on experience with the Great Plains Bumble Bee Atlas protocol, including netting, chilling, and photographing bees, as well as data recording/entry.
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Katie Lamke, Endangered Species Conservation Biologist
Based in the Midwest, Katie’s main role is to coordinate and engage people in community science projects in the region that help track and conserve bumble bees. Katie earned a bachelor’s degree from Humboldt State University (Environmental Biology) and a master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Entomology), where she focused on wild bee diversity and their floral associations within Tallgrass prairies. Katie has both a skillset and passion for identifying wild bees that has been professionally developed for species in the Northern Plains. She is enthusiastic about pollinator ecology and is committed to raising awareness about the conservation of wild bees.