The Bumble Bee Field Course

Dates: May 13-15, 2022

Hastings Natural History Reservation, Carmel Valley, CA

The Xerces Society, in partnership with The Western Section of the Wildlife Society, provides this field-based introduction to the ecology and conservation of bumble bees. Taught by Rich Hatfield and Leif Richardson of the Xerces Society, we will learn field and laboratory techniques to identify the bumble bees of California, with a focus on the rare species petitioned for listing under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The workshop will also feature Dr. Hillary SardiƱas and Dylan Winkler of California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW), who will explain the CDFW permitting process for bumble bees and other invertebrates. The Workshop will be held at Hastings Natural History Reservation with a final day field trip at another field location. 

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