Archivos de diario de agosto 2018

05 de agosto de 2018

Mostly wrong about bees

So I'm finding it difficult, particularly with smaller bees, to know bees even at a family level ... I don't see any guides for our area and wish there were one. Anyone want to give that a go? I'm a generalist, so am more interested in breadth than depth.

Meanwhile, I've found the Halifax Public Library has 3 checked-in copies of "The bees in your backyard : a guide to North America's bees" / Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril. I have put a copy on hold and am waiting for the transfer to my branch. This looks like a good, accessible starting point for me.

If there are good online resources (e.g. on or whatever ... I haven't looked yet) that you know of, links, please! I'm sure I'll find these eventually, but you know ... feeling lazy this morning. ;)

Publicado el 5 de agosto de 2018 15:23 por benarmstrong benarmstrong | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

24 de agosto de 2018

Mostly bees

On the 17th, I went out and did a ton of bee observations. It was so fun to try to figure them all out! I really owe the iNat community thanks, as they have been a great support in my endeavour to become a little less ignorant about bees.

I recorded a video of this leaf cutter bee (Megachile inermis) from that trip, my first iNat observation with a video (see Observation Fields: Video Link):

Publicado el 24 de agosto de 2018 22:41 por benarmstrong benarmstrong | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario