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Surveys of Native and Introduced Bees of the Woodlands of the Mid-Atlantic

Sam Droege- Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Patuzent Wildlife Research Center and Grace Savoy-Burke- Graduate Student, University of Delaware, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

In collaboration with Rock Creek Park, and Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts, surveys of forest woodland bees were made in both 2014 and 2015. As of the writing of this abstract, summaries of the captures of bees collected in 2014 are being made and will be analyzed by the time of the meeting. Initial impressions are that woodland bee populations are surprisingly dense and healthy within even small remnant patches of woodland with residual populations of vernal wildflowers. Comparisons will be made with Woodlands outside of the DC area. Brief mention will be made of bumblebee surveys in National Parks outside of the region and past work in area National Parks for native bees.

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