On Saturday, June 16th, we will jump-start National Pollinator Week with the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz at Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you!
After a crash course in “bee photography”, we will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program hosted by the University of Illinois. Throughout the event, you will learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations.
The St. Louis BeeBlitz is organized by the St. Louis Bee Brigade (a collaboration between Webster University, St. Louis University, BeeSpotter of the University of Illinois), Academy of Science of St. Louis, and Forest Park Forever.
Registration is at https://beespotter.org/stlbeebrigade.
Join us at the Forest Park Forever Visitor & Education Center
Registration is required, but the event is FREE and OPEN to anyone over the age of 10. Space is limited, so please register early. To register a group of more than 4 people, please contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, office: 314-246-7628, or cell: 314-218-5307).
On Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 10:30AM-1:00PM, you can find us on the east side of the Forest Park Forever Visitor & Education Center. We will be walking to different locations throughout the park, so please arrive promptly at 10:30AM!
Visitor & Education Center
Forest Park Forever
5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63112
If you can’t join us for the St. Louis BeeBlitz, contribute to BeeSpotter anytime!
Here’s how you can get involved:
That’s it! Our experts will identify your bee and let you know when it’s publicly visible on BeeSpotter!
Are you new to the world of bee photography? Check out BeeSpotter's Guide to photographing bees.
For more information or inquiries, please contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann (email: email@example.com, office: 314-246-7628, or cell: 314-218-5307).
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:30am to 1:00pm
Forest Park Visitor's Center, 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park St. Louis, MO 63112, Outside of the center, on the east side (when looking at the front, we will be to your right) 5595 Grand Drive in Forest Park St. Louis, MO 63112