Recently I gave a summary of the first 3 years of a pilot program to create a long-term monitoring network for bees in protected areas in North America.
The main thrust of the presentation is looking at year to year variances in counts of bee by genus (identifications were not take to the species level) and talk about the implications of that variance on estimating change.
The results were very similar to the LeBuhn et al paper: Conservation Biology, Volume 27, No. 1, 113–120
If you want to browse through that talk it is up and available for download at:
The February Bee
The bumblebee crept out on the stone steps.
No roses. Nothing to gather.
Nothing but itself, the cold air,
and the spring light.
It rubbed its legs together
as if it wished to start a fire
and wear its warmth.
Under its smart yellow bands
the black body shone like patent leather.
It groomed itself, like a pilot
ready for takeoff and yet not ready:
when my shadow fell over him
he flicked his wings, checking them,
and took off into the bare garden.
- Nancy Willard
Bees are Not Optional
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