Native Bee Monitoring Club

May 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Weekly on Saturday until October 1, 2017
Excluding: July 1, 2017, August 5, 2017, September 2, 2017, September 9, 2017, September 30, 2017, October 7, 2017, October 14, 2017, October 21, 2017
High Park Nature Centre - west verandah
375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto,ON M6R 2Z3
Susan FryeE-mail

Join Susan Frye at her Bee Monitoring Club devoted to monitoring native bees as citizen scientists at High Park. The club meets weekly for 1.5 hours at the High Park Nature Centre with host Susan Frye, a PhD candidate from the University of Toronto. The club aims to explore native bees in the vicinity at the genus level as they emerge from nests. We will also identify plants in the vicinity that are used by native bees and wasps for food and nest building. A major component of this club will use the Audio Bee Cabinet located at the High Park Nature Centre to encompass a sensory experience with stem nesting bees and wasps, and to record weekly activity at the cabinet. As citizen scientists, we can gather and record observations to compile them into a database that will contribute to our growing understanding of native bees. This club is suitable for people ages 12 +. For more information, please contact Susan at

Participants must register online at least one day prior to the meeting day.

Meet on the west verandah of High Park Nature Centre @ 375 Colborne Lodge Drive. 

Organizer Susan Frye is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Her research explores native bee communities in temperate forests. More specifically, she wants to understand resource use and distribution of bees in forest environments, particularly when resources in the understory are scarce, and bees may be forced to opportunistically search for non-floral carbohydrates in tree canopies.