Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas 2012 - 2014

Sampling event
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From 2012-2014, with help from 53 citizen scientists, we conducted surveys to determine the status of bumble bees throughout Vermont. We amassed 10,368 bumble bee records comprised of 12 species from all 14 Vermont counties.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

McFarland K, Hardy S, Zahendra S, Richardson L (2020): Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas 2012 - 2014. v1.3. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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Kent McFarland
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Conservation Biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
05055 Norwich
Spencer Hardy
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Project Coordinator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
05055 Norwich
Sara Zahendra
  • Originator
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
05055 Norwich
Leif Richardson
  • Originator
Gund Institute for Environment University of Vermont

Geographic Coverage

Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.707, -73.499], North East [45.066, -71.499]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Genus Bombus
Species Xylocopa (virginica)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-01-01 / 2014-01-01

Project Data

Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL
Study Area Description Vermont, USA
Design Description

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods

Study Extent Vermont
Quality Control Final determinations by Leif Richardson.

Method step description:


Collection Data

Collection Name Zadock Thompson Zoological Collections
Specimen preservation methods Pinned

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Richardson, L. L., K.P. McFarland, S. Zahendra, and S. Hardy. 2018. Bumble bee (Bombus) distribution and diversity in Vermont, USA: a century of change. Journal of Insect Conservation 23: 45–62.
  2. McFarland, K.P., L.L. Richardson, and S. Zahendra. 2016. Vermont Bumble Bee Survey: Faunal Changes in Vermont, 1900-2014. Final Report to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. 32pp.
  3. McFarland, K.P., L. Richardson, S. Zahendra and S. Hardy. 2015. Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas. Vermont Center for Ecostudies – Vermont Atlas of Life. Retrieved from

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