Sonoran Desert Native Bees is a non-profit citizen science group that was formed to study the more than one thousand species of native bees in the Sonoran Desert. Native bees are solitary and do not form large colonies, although some species do congregate socially. These highly efficient and peaceful pollinators do not swarm and will not generally attack humans.
- To identify and document the species of native bees found in the Sonoran Desert.
- To determine what plants, habitats, and nesting materials native bees use preferentially.
- To learn what citizens can do to support populations of native bees, and share this information.
- To engage people of all ages in observing and supporting native bees and their habitats
Sonoran Desert Native Bees will share references, resources and data upon request.
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iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information. The iNaturalist site is a crowdsourced identification system that can be used to track and collect data about plants and animals worldwide. Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or tablet and help us track native bee species across the Sonoran desert.