Calgary Pollinators Update

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Calgary Pollinators iNaturalist page and thank you to everyone who has posted an observation of a Calgary Pollinator. Our project officially began in June 2021, and currently includes over 6000 observations made from 2008 to 2022 - that's amazing! As we get ready for the next season of pollinators, I want to introduce myself, my research interests, and tell you all about the future of the Calgary Pollinators Project. My name is Justine, I have recently started my Master's Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Calgary. My project is about how urbanization impacts the relationships between native plants and pollinators in Calgary. I am also interested in collecting data on pollinators supported by native plants and if native plants support a more biodiverse group of pollinators than introduced plant species. I will be using the data from the Calgary Pollinators Project for my research.

Our goal is to hit 10,000 observations by the end of summer 2023, and hopefully all of you can help make that happen!

Thanks for reading!

-Justine

Distribution of species observed from 2008-2022

Number of different species observed from 2008-2022

Publicado el 23 de febrero de 2023 por justine_doll justine_doll

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Hi Justine, So happy to share this journey with you.
Looking forward the another wonderful bumblebee season.
Just a note to add to the wonderful "Distribution of Species" chart, I have the B.Borealis visit my yard in Calgary every year. It comes when the Delphiniums are in bloom. I wonder if this is a rare event, maybe?
Anyway, Happy Spring SMILES,
Deb

Publicado por deb_e hace 3 meses (Marca)

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