In spring of 2017 five permanent bee monitoring transects were established across the campus. The transects will be monitored weekly in spring and summer and weather conditions permit. All UW Bothell and Cascadia students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the monitoring effort which uses protocols provided by the Maritime Northwest Citizen Science Monitoring Guide. The goal of this project is to better understand how the shared Cascadia - UW Bothell campus can support our native pollinator species. The data will be available for use in classroom projects and will also be shared with The Xerces Society.
Interested in the data or being involved? Contact Jodie Galvan, Asst. Director of Sustainable Practices at Cascadia College or Cassie Lubenow, Sustainability Coordinator at UW Bothell.
Check out photos of the bees we've found on our campus!