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BeeBlitz flier: on June 26, 2021, help create a snapshot in time of bee species in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio

Seventh annual BeeBlitz

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
BeeSpotter, Department of Entomology, MSTE
All across Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, & Ohio
Jun 26, 2021   9:00 - 11:00 am  
Free and open to the public

Join us on Saturday, June 26, 2021 for the seventh annual BeeBlitz, taking place during National Pollinator Week! All residents of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio are invited to canvas their backyards and neighborhoods for bees, snap some pics, and upload them to BeeSpotter on Saturday, June 26th. The name BeeBlitz is derived from a BioBlitz, an activity in which all of the biodiversity in a specific area is examined, to provide a snapshot in time of the flora and fauna present. BeeSpotter wants to know what species of honey & bumble bees are seen, and where they are, on the 26th. We encourage veteran and aspiring bee spotters alike to venture out on a nature walk and participate in the blitz.

You can also join us at the Pollinatarium on June 26 from 9am - 11am to celebrate another National Pollinator Week and do some bee spotting in the fields surrounding the Pollinatarium. We encourage you to bring your camera or smartphone, though we will have cameras available for those who need one. We will also have computers available so you can upload your spottings immediately, should you wish to do so.

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to come for the whole time or stop in for only part of the event. We'd love to have you join us, even if only for 20-30 minutes!

You can find out more about the event on the BeeBlitz webpage.

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