Pollinator Monitoring Study in the Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands and Creosote Shrubland at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico (2000-present)



This study is designed to look at community or population level fluctuations in bees over the
season and on a long term basis, over years. Funnel traps are a very low maintenance method of
trapping pollinators with zero human bias. The bias of the traps is that the color determines the
species and sexes that it attracts. Therefore the traps provide relative abundance that can be
compared over the season or year, but individual species cannot be compared within a season. This
study is designed to be compared with the data from SEV137 Phenology, to look at spatial and
temporal patterns within pollinator and flowering plant communities. Data is not available at this
time, but the species list is.

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Monday, February 26, 2001 to Tuesday, October 21, 2008