A big shout out to MaLisa Spring for her coordination of the Ohio Bee Survey! I know everyone appreciates MaLisa’s leadership and unending willingness to share her bee knowledge through training, posts and more than a little hand-holding. The bee specimen return rate is a testament to the project’s success under MaLisa’s guidance.
And, many thanks to everyone who participated at every level in this year’s survey. Whether you collected for a few weeks or for the entire season (or simply read along and shared in the progress), you were an integral part of this survey’s success! Together, we have taken great strides (particularly in this difficult year!) in the effort to detail Ohio’s bee fauna.
In case you haven’t already registered for next week’s One Week (Virtual) Insect University, let me invite you to join us for a free. daily pollinator-focused webinar from October 26th through 30th. Our speakers include Jamie Strange, Heather Holm, Olivia Carril, Jennifer Thieme and Doug Tallamy. Find details and the registration link here. Consider the InsectU program a small thank you for your work to conserve our insect diversity.
Best wishes to all for a safe and healthy fall and winter!