Start Date

11-2-2019 5:00 PM

End Date

11-2-2019 6:00 PM

Abstract

We surveyed the bee species present on Portland State University’s campus, with a focus on the Community Orchard, over the course of two years. We found a wide diversity of bees present, representing five different families. Our survey allowed us to make the first checklist of bee species present in this highly urbanized landscape in the core of Portland. We also tracked the seasonality and floral preferences of the different species, to better document the life histories of taxa for which little prior data existed. Our data allow us to make recommendations to property owners and managers on how to provide habitat and resources for native bees in the Portland region and to help in efforts to conserve these often-overlooked pollinators.

Subjects

Animal ecology, Conservation biology, Habitat assessment

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Survey of the native bees of Portland State University

We surveyed the bee species present on Portland State University’s campus, with a focus on the Community Orchard, over the course of two years. We found a wide diversity of bees present, representing five different families. Our survey allowed us to make the first checklist of bee species present in this highly urbanized landscape in the core of Portland. We also tracked the seasonality and floral preferences of the different species, to better document the life histories of taxa for which little prior data existed. Our data allow us to make recommendations to property owners and managers on how to provide habitat and resources for native bees in the Portland region and to help in efforts to conserve these often-overlooked pollinators.