Bees in the woods: Creating an inventory of bee habitat features (in English)

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- When you're thinking

about enhancing pollinator
habitat on your forest,

it's really a good idea

to start with an inventory.

An inventory helps you understand

what you have on your property

and will help you prioritize

what activities you can do to make

that habitat better over time.

An inventory will help us identify

how much flowering habitat,

as well as how much nesting habitat

that the pollinators have available

to them on our property.

We also wanna look at how continuous

that habitat is, so bees are able to fly

from nesting to flowering
habitat without putting

out too much energy.

When you do your inventory,

things to be looking for are:

Whether you have a diversity

of different flower shapes

so that we can increase the diversity

of species that visit the property,

as well as increase the amount

of bloom time that the different flowers

on your property have.

We wanna make sure that flowers

are blooming as early as we can,

and then go and flower through the summer

and into the fall,

hopefully till October as best we can.

Having a diversity of flower shapes,

and nesting resources,

increases the diversity

of pollinators that visit the property

and will thrive on the landscape.

To do the inventory,

you'll wanna visit the different parts

of your property,

at varying times of the year.

Visit each part

of your property early
in the season, mid-summer

and then closer to the end

of the summer towards the fall,

in order to capture the flowering plants

at their varying bloom times.

You can go out to the different parts

of your property with
a clipboard, a camera,

and a field guide

in order to help you identify

the different flowers

that might be blooming on the property.

When you go out

to the different parts of your property,

try to focus on areas
that have large areas

of flowering plants.

Pollinators are attracted to a

what's called a plant signal,

or a flower signal,

where they're going to go

to a place where they
see a lot of opportunity

for nectar or pollen,

because it requires less energy

for them to move around,

to find new places to go.

So if you focus on those areas,

you can identify what
plants are flowering there,

what flower shape they have,

the color of the flower,

and then what species it is,

and what time of year they bloom.

It's also useful to identify

if the plants that you're looking

at are native or non-native.

Non-native plants are okay

and pollinators will often use them,

but sometimes if they're
non-native and invasive,

they can take over an area

and decrease the flowering resources,

and therefore, the pollinator species.

Native plants will help
increase the diversity

of species that we have on the property.

Identify large areas of flowering plants

and nesting resources on your maps

and include them in your management plan,

to help you manage for
future opportunities.

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This video describes how to inventory bee habitat features on your forest/woodland property.

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