In the final year of the MBBA survey, we are only accepting records from Priority Towns to fill in survey gaps documenting Maine’s bumble bee fauna (map below).  Priorities for each town were based on the number of modern bumble bee records and/or the potential of each town to harbor rare or unusual species.

Many of the Priority Towns and special habitats needing bumble bee data are in remote locations or can be difficult to access. MBBA reminds everyone to always let someone know where you are going, leave an itinerary, and never attempt to do anything beyond your capabilities. While COVID-19 is still a concern, please be careful to limit your exposure to others by being well prepared with a full tank of gas, plenty of food, and a safe place to stay if needed.

Link to Higher Resolution Map with Town Names

Link to PDF File Priority Towns Listed by County