How about that cold snap last week?? We hope everyone was able to harvest or cover their vegetables!
Temperatures were in the low 30's along the Front Range, which means the insect season is starting to slow down. Since the cold snap, I have seen mostly honey bees, only a few native bees (see the bumble bee photo below), and a lot of paper wasps.
It is time to wrap up your bee monitoring sessions! Feel free to do any last observations, otherwise you are welcome to stop monitoring.
If you have some data left to enter, please have all data entered electronically by October 1st. If this is not possible, please email me.
Once all data is entered, we will compile a summary of observations and send it to everyone!
Thank you for all your hard work! We greatly appreciate all your efforts this summer.