CONES: California Online Naturalist Event Series
Welcome to CONES, the new monthly California Online Naturalist Event Series. This series is created by and for UC California Naturalists and UC Climate Stewards to connect across the state on topics including natural history, ecology, climate change, and the intersections of pressing human and environmental issues. While we're not checking IDs at the door, we're also not advertising beyond our community of certified California Naturalists and Stewards to ensure we create a space to connect and grow together. A recording of each talk will be available to the public afterward, pending speaker approval.
California Bumble Bee Atlas Project
Dr. Leif Richardson is a conservation biologist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, where he runs the California Bumble Bee Atlas, a three-year community science project to survey the diversity and distributions of the state's 25+ native bumble bee species. His work focuses on interactions among species, in particular those involving bees, their parasites, and the plants they pollinate. He also study agricultural pollination, effects of pesticides on bee pollinators, and the causes and consequences of bee species declines. Join us for a discussion about this Participatory Science Project and how you can get involved.