When participating in the Atlas, you will be conducting a bumble bee survey and a habitat assessment at each of your sites. There are two bumble bee survey options, known as Point Surveys and Roadside Surveys, each of which are followed by a Habitat Assessment. We also accept Incidental Observations from those who would like to participate but don't have the capacity to conduct surveys.
Please Note: You are encouraged to utilize the many Missouri Department of Conservation areas for your surveys, but you must complete MDC's volunteer agreement form return it to the appropriate area manager before surveying. Please follow Atlas protocols and do not take captured bumble bees offsite.