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Standardized Bumble bee (Bombus) Surveys Conducted in Vermont in 2016

Latest version published by Vermont Center for Ecostudies on Feb 7, 2020 Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Additional surveys conducted as a follow-up to 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 116 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 

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 116 records in English (13 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (8 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hardy S (2020): Standardized Bumble bee (Bombus) Surveys Conducted in Vermont in 2016. v1.6. 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: b31d76f9-c6ff-4324-9984-c6bd8a1938c9.  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:

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies PO Box 420 05055 Norwich VT US

Who filled in the metadata:

Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies PO Box 420 05055 Norwich VT US

Who else was associated with the resource:

Sara Zahendra
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies 05055 Norwich VT US

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [42.618, -73.586], North East [45.228, -71.411]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Genus  Bombus,  Xylocopa

Project Data

No Description available

Title Vermont Bumblebee Atlas
Study Area Description Return visits to routes sampled during the Bumble bee atlas (2012-2013)
Design Description

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods

Records are either specimens, photos, or ID's done in the field. Collection events fall into 3 categories. Casual visits are where effort was not recorded and/or not every individual was collected/photographed/recorded. Site visits are complete checklists for any amount of time at any site. Roadside surveys are 10 minute sampling events where every individual was collected and/or recorded. These roadside surveys were done in 'Priority blocks' that were previously sample as part of the 2012/13 Vermont Bumblebee atlas. These surveys were done by volunteers and staff as follow up to standardized surveys done in 2012 and 2013. Roadside surveys were done along 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 to sites visited in the 2012/13 effort. 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 counted, identified and/or photographed Bumblebees instead of collecting.

Study Extent Vermont
Quality Control Specimen determinations by Sara Zahendra, checked by Leif Richardson

Method step description:

  1. Protocol follows that of the Vermont Bumblebee Atlas:

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b31d76f9-c6ff-4324-9984-c6bd8a1938c9