Do You Know Your Ants and Bees?Check out these Ant and Bee Observer Cards
I only know a few but found this to be a great tool that can help us learn: Ant and Bee observer cards from Encyclopedia of Life!
“Observer cards are designed to foster the art and science of observing nature. Sets are cards are organized around Families of plants, animals, and fungi. Each set provides information about key traits and techniques necessary to make accurate and useful scientific observations.”
The tool is not designed to identify species, but rather to encourage detailed observations. Of course, identification can be possible with careful observations but the focus here is on the process of observing.
For example, if you set out to observe pine trees, what features, traits, and environmental factors are important to record? What photographs or drawings make your observations more informative?