(University of Arizona) The University of Arizona Insect Collection is collaborating with Pima Community College students and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to catalog every native species of bee in Tucson and the surrounding Sonoran Desert.
(WABE) Atlanta gardeners say they’re seeing fewer butterflies and lightning bugs. But researchers don’t really know how their populations have changed here. They don’t know how most insects’ populations have changed. The state’s first-ever pollinator census, kicking off this week, could help start to get some answers. It’s a statewide citizen science project, a count of the bees and butterflies that land on flowers in yards, parks and at schools.