The library recently received a new book donation entitled “A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees” by Dave Goulson, one of the UK's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. The following newspaper article entitled “Bumblebee Friends” clipped from the Peninsula Daily News, Peninsula Voices, was discovered inside the front cover of the book:
I am a citizen scientist volunteer for the Bumble Bee Atlas in Clallam County. Bumble Bee Watch appreciates incidental sightings o our native bumble bees from everyone, even if not an official citizen scientist. Please take a cellphone or digital camera photo of the bumble bee on the flower and upload to www.bumblebeewatch.org. Observations by hikers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park are especially valuable. Please make a note of the date, time, type of flower and exact location (latitude and longitude) if possible. Garden photos of a bumble bee on a flower are also useful. This is a study of bumble bees only. Honey bees and other species of bees are not included. Bumblebees can be identified by their fat, furry bodies and by comparing them to pictures on the Bumble Bee Watch website. Thank you for contributing to the knowledge and preservation of our native bumble bee pollinators. — Wendy Goldberg, Sequim
It appears to be an interesting read and the donation to NOPBA is much appreciated.