iNaturalist Training: Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

I thought this might interest OCVN folks. iNaturalist is an excellent way to both learn AND educate others. The training will focus on how to get started in iNaturalist and participate in our new initiative, the Ohio Bee Atlas.

Friday, May 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

INATURALIST TRAINING: RUSTY PATCHED BUMBLE BEE Bee populations across the country are facing survival threats, and one local species—the rusty patched bumble bee—has recently been listed as federally endangered. Summit Metro Parks and partner agencies hope to jumpstart public input into a new statewide citizen science project called the Ohio Bee Atlas. The project will use the iNaturalist platform to document the distribution and identity of bumble bees. During this training, Summit Metro Parks Biologist Marlo Perdicas will explain iNaturalist and how to get started using the site—specifically for the Ohio Bee Atlas project. Happy Days Lodge: 500 W. Streetsboro Rd. Peninsula, OH  44264

Marlo Perdicas
Park Biologist
Summit Metro Parks
975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313
Office: (330) 865-8057
Fax: (330) 865-8068
Using the iNaturalist platform, the Ohio Bee Atlas uses images submitted by observers,via phones and other devices, to create an inventory of Ohio bees, including the endangered rusty patched bumble bee.
Participants don’t need to identify the bees: bee experts will review images to identify.
Help spread the word about the Ohio Bee Atlas through your social media networks!
For more information about the Ohio Bee Atlas project, visit
Thanks for caring about bees!
Denise Ellsworth
Program Director, Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education
Department of Entomology/Extension
The Ohio State University
1680 Madison Ave, Wooster, OH 44691