Step 1: Get a Bumble Bee Watch Account
This account will keep track of your bumble bee observations and photographs, and you will use this username to adopt a grid cell.
Step 2: Find a Survey Location
Start by finding an area on the map that you would like to survey. It might be somewhere close to home, family-owned land, a camping spot, or a part of the state you would like to explore.
To find a particular address or location, use the search bar in the top left corner of the map or use our Google Map.
Step 3: Record Grid Cell Code
Zoom in to your desired survey area and find out which grid cell you're located in. Record the grid cell's alphanumeric code, for example NE_67.
You will enter this code when into the adoption form.
Keep in mind the project's priority grids for the season. Dark blue and light blue are the preferred survey areas, but gray cells are still available for adoption. We happily accept data from all grid cells, so don't let the survey priorities deter you from participating.
Step 4: Complete Adoption Form
Scroll down beneath the interactive map, and you'll find a form to fill out. Make sure you have your Bumble Bee Watch username and grid cell code(s) ready.
Please only adopt a grid cell if you are willing to commit to the minimum requirements.
We cannot confirm the selection of your grid cell unless you fill out the form, so please complete this step. Once fully confirmed, you will receive an email from us confirming your selection (within 2-3 business days).
Ready to Adopt a Grid Cell? Click here