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Standardized Bumble bee (Bombus) Surveys Conducted in Vermont in 2019

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Mar 13, 2020 Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Bumble bee specific surveys done as part of a larger wild bee survey. These surveys are repeats of routes first done in 2012 and 2013 during the Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas:

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 61 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
  • Occurrence 

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hardy S (2020): Standardized Bumble bee (Bombus) Surveys Conducted in Vermont in 2019. v1.7. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 91e7a2cb-7fc7-475b-9768-168b020216c7.  Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.




Who created the resource:

Spencer Hardy
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Spencer Hardy
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US
Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Who filled in the metadata:

Spencer Hardy
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Who else was associated with the resource:

Spencer Hardy
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [42.612, -73.784], North East [45.368, -71.191]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Genus  Bombus

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2019-01-01

Project Data

Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods

Records are either specimens, photos, or expert ID's done in the field with binoculars. These surveys were repeats of standardized surveys done in 2012 and 2013. Roadside surveys were done along routes of 7 to 10 stops on stretches of town roads in ‘priority survey blocks’, 1/8th of an USGS topographic quadrangle randomly selected for previous Vermont citizen science inventories (Renfrew 2013), where traffic was generally light and floral resources were often available. In most every case, the sites in this survey correspond directly to sites visited in the 2012/13 effort at roughly the same time of year. All roadside surveys were 10 minutes long, with observers collecting every bumblebee using a net and collecting vial with soapy water. Experienced observers comfortable with field IDs of most Bombus used binoculars to count and ID Bumblebees that otherwise would have been caught (ie. within reach of the road). In these cases, unusual species or individuals not immediately identifiable were caught with a net and either photographed or collected.

Study Extent Vermont
Quality Control Most specimen and field IDs by Spencer Hardy

Method step description:

  1. Sampling and specimen preparation methodology identical to surveys for the Vermont Bumble Bee atlas. Full details available in the survey manual:

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 91e7a2cb-7fc7-475b-9768-168b020216c7