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Tue, Sept 20



Posting and Identifying Bees on iNaturalist: an Online Tutorial with Lori Weidenhammmer

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Posting and Identifying Bees on iNaturalist: an Online Tutorial with Lori Weidenhammmer

Time & Location

Sept 20, 2022, 7:00 p.m.


About the Event

iNaturalist is a great place to put photos of the bees you see in your  backyard and on your travels. iNat is an online social network of  professional and amateur naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists  who map and share observations of biodiversity. iNaturalist may be  accessed via its website or mobile applications. Each well-photographed  observation helps researchers by creating data and learning more about  native bees and their relationship to the plants they rely on for food.  Lori Weidenhammer will go over some of the basic tips for taking photos  of bees that help you to get the best identification possible from a  photograph. She will show you how to take photos from your digital  camera and then crop them to upload to iNat on your computer. We will  also teach you how to use the iNaturalist app on your cell phone to  create the observation and upload it without relying on your computer.

Hey, wait a minute, is it even a bee? If you are taking photos of insects, sometimes it’s tricky to know  whether or not what you’re seeing is a bee, fly, wasp, or even a beetle  or moth. Starting from a very basic level, Lori will guide you through  the steps to photograph and post your observations so experts in different fields can help stream the insect into the proper family,  genus, and/or species. Lori will also cover some of the basic kinds of  bees and which anatomical features are needed to identify a bee. She  will also share tips for those wanting to start helping to ID BC native bees.

This event is free and would be useful to naturalists, gardeners, farmers, teachers, artists, and other curious folk.

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