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Bumbleblitz: Four Years of Bumble Bee Ecology in the Pacific Northwest

Bombus occidentalis used to be the most common bumble bee species in the Pacific Northwest. By the mid-1990s it had become one of the rarest, inspiring a surge in bumble bee surveys in the region. Recent studies show the bumble bee’s population re-emerging where it hadn’t been seen in the last 10 years. Good news, or a chance occurrence? Dr. Chris Looney from the Washington State Department of Agriculture returns to San Juan Island to share the latest “buzz” in Bombus research.

For more information please contact Tanja Williamson at 360-378-4402 or email tanjaw@sjclandbank.org.

San Juan Island Public Library, San Juan Island: 7pm – 8pm

 

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