Do you know your Broken-belted from your Gypsy cuckoo?
Bumblebee enthusiasts are being asked to take part in the most high-tech survey of the species ever carried out in the UK.
Photos of bumblebees are identified using a ground-breaking online ‘crowdsourcing’ technique - where a positive ID is reached when several members of the public allocate it to the same species.
More than 9,000 photos have already been submitted as part of the BeeWatch project which is coordinated by the University of Aberdeen’s dot.rural team and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT).
Those behind the survey are calling for more volunteers to send in and identify photos and have made it easier than ever before with the launch of a new online training tool which teaches novices how to identify bumblebees.more...