Other Helpful Resources
Bumble Bees of North America by Williams et al.
Bumble Bees of the Eastern United States by Koch et al.
Bumble Bees of the Western United States by Koch et al.
Attracting Native Pollinators by the Xerces Society
Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains by Jon Farrar
Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers by Ladd and Oberle
Kansas Wildflowers & Grasses (online resource)
iNaturalist Mobile App for Android or Apple
Join our Facebook Group
Google Map of Grid Cells: click here.
How to Catch Bees
Catching bees in a net by Sam Droege
Advanced catching bees in a net by Sam Droege
*no bees are killed in the Atlas project, it is all catch & release
Online: Kansas Wildflowers & Grasses
Book: Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains
Mobile App: iNaturalist (for Android or Apple)
Nets: Bioquip, Home Science Tools, or search "aerial insect net"
Vials: Berlin or search "50ml plastic vial"
Latitude and Longitude
Using decimal degrees is essential for accurate mapping and locations of survey areas. You can use a smart phone to help you get decimal degrees. First, ensure location services are turned on in your device
Both of these apps have many local weather stations (this is not a comprehensive list - many other options):
Download Data Sheets