Flowering phenology and bumblebee activity in early summer in Grand Teton National Park
From late May through late June we monitored flowering phenology of all plants in four transects in Grand Teton National Park. We identified and collected blooming data on 25 species. In addition, we assessed both bumblebee species composition and foraging activity in the same transects. We captured queens from five different bumblebee species in vane traps. Observations of transects for forager activity yielded little data, and we recommend future studies employ walking transects.
Featured photo by Michael Dillon, taken from the AMK Ranch photo collection.