Wednesday, June 3, 2009

testing bee bowls and Bioblitz 2009!

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be paid a visit by bee expert Sam Droege of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The bee collection kits that you'll receive in the mail in a few weeks are largely the result of Sam's expertise. We got a chance to walk around UIC's campus together, setting out bee bowls, and even got to meet Sam at the Indiana Dunes for National Geographic's Bioblitz 2009. Here are a few pictures from his visit.

bee bowls filled with flies and sweat bees.

[caps] researchers from UIC test Sam's bee dryer.

the fruits of our labor: bee specimens after washing and drying.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009