4,000 observations!

Thank you, everyone, for your dedication in documenting New York's native pollinators. We recently broke 4,000 observations and 600 species reported in the last two years! The data you are collecting will be invaluable in determining how these insects are doing in our state. We've already learned so much about the distributions of some of our less common species.

If you have expertise in these taxa--our focal bees, flies, beetles, and moths especially--please look through the set of observations, or query for certain species groups, to see if you can help identify any of the species whose observations are not yet at Research Grade. This is a great activity for a rainy day, a slow lunch hour, or any other downtime you may encounter.

And keep those field observations coming! You can expect to find pollinating insects active on any warm, sunny day as late as October, so there's plenty of time left to contribute in this second of three project years.

Posted on August 13, 2019 20:33 by mattschles mattschles | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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We need your assistance documenting New York's pollinators! This iNaturalist project is an important component of the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey, which aims to determine the conservation status of a wide array of New York's native insect pollinators, focusing on certain focal groups of bees, flies, moths, and beetles in nonagricultural habitats.

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