Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

Apr. 30, 2018

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park
The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

On Saturday, June 16, Webster University will again jump-start 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.

Read about participation and results from last year's BeeBlitz in this story.

Join us at the Forest Park Forever Visitor & Education Center

Spotting bees
Spotting bees is easy -- and helps research!

Registration is required, but the event is free and open to anyone over the age of 10. Space is limited, so please register early. Visit here to register.

To register a group of more than 4 people, please contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann (email: nicolem42@webster.edu, office: 314-246-7628), assistant professor of Biological Sciences in Webster's College of Arts & Sciences.

On Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 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 10:30 a.m.

Visitor & Education Center
Forest Park Forever
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63112 

Forest Park Visitor's Center, 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri, 63112, Outside of the center, on the east side (when looking at the front, we will be to your right) 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park St. Louis, Missouri 63112.

Can't Join June 16? You Can Still Help BeeSpotter

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

Here’s how you can get involved:

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 visit her web page.

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