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The Longspur Prairie Fund Sixth Annual Bee Hunt

Join us and bee scholar Dr. D. Bryan Bishop (Associate Professor, Concordia College) for our annual bee hunt on Ulen Prairie. During a bee hunt, you will use a camera to “capture” bees in their native environment. A bee hunt is a great way to learn about pollinator ecology and other aspects of the Red River Valley’s natural history. By following and engaging the scientific method, you will collect, contribute, and learn from real-world biological data. Most importantly, bee hunting is a blast!

(*PLEASE NOTE: We will be practicing physical distancing at base camp and on the prairie to ensure a safe event for all! More details on this event’s COVID-19 safety protocols as well additional event information will be emailed to participants. This event is free, but please let us know you’re coming by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-longspur-prairie-fund-sixth-annual-bee-hunt-tickets-106255131960.)

Our schedule:
10:15 – Words from our Resident Bee Scholar, Dr. D. Bryan Bishop
10:30 – BEE HUNT!
12:00 – Send off!

What should I bring to the bee hunt?
1. Water
2. Long sleeved shirts. Full pants. Head protection. Mask.
3. Bug spray and sun screen.
4. Camera or phone.
5. Your sense of adventure!
*In the case of inclement weather, the Bee Hunt will move to the following day: June 28th. Any weather-related announcements will be made by 8:00 AM on the 27th.