Queen Quest

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Denton Prairie
Cody Drier

Have you ever wondered where queen bumble bees spend the winter? We have too! All across North America people will be participating in Queen Quest to search for sleepy queen bumble bees! This information will help us learn more about overwintering queens so we can work to conserve them.

On December 7th, NE Bumble Bee Atlas, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and Lincoln Parks & Recreation will host a local Queen Quest event at Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch‘s Denton Prairie (park near the corner of Cass Ave and West 2nd St, Denton, Ne). We will start at 11AM and end around 1PM. Anyone is welcome to come or leave at any point!

Please bring your own trowel or small digging tool, and come dressed weather appropriate, as we will be digging many small holes in the soil. Prizes for the most holes dug! Channel your inner queen bumble bee and learn where to look by visiting!

Queen Quest is a collaboration between researchers at The Xerces Society, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Vermont and other universities.