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Participate in the Great Canadian Bee Count!

by Nature Calgary in Nature Calgary, News.

If you are interested in and value our wonderful pollinators, help them by participating in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count:

Canada’s wild native bees are in trouble – can you help?

Take part in Friends of the Earth’s Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from August 1 to September 15, 2017. The downloadable Bumble Bee Census Card for Western Canada will get you off to a buzzing start. And each submission before September 16 gives you one chance at a great prize from our friends at the Sustainable Outdoors Co.

Just like governments need a census to know what’s happening with its citizens, as well as their homes, families and jobs, we think bumble bees need their own census.  Not enough is known about wild, native bees in Canada, and what scientists do know is worrying. By taking part, you’ll learn about over 40 species of Canada’s bumble bees and ways you can help them.

By acting together to save the bees and other pollinators, we can make a difference for our food security, for wildlife and, overall, to protect biodiversity.