Bees & The Great Sunflower Project

By participating in Great Sunflower Project, the data you collect will produce the first real map of the state of the bees and help understand what is happening to the bee pollinators and how our green spaces in the urban, suburban and rural landscapes are connected.  They ask that you focus on a specific type of flower: the annual Lemon Queen Sunflower (Helianthus annuus), but you can collect additional data about a select list of other plants.  Spend 15 minutes twice a month counting the number of bees that arrive at a specific sunflower, and then enter your data on their website.

They've provided a lot of information on how to participate, including a handy guide for honing your bee identification skills.