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The Wonders of a Bumble Bee on Westringia

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's mid-February and early morning in Vallejo, Calif. Westringia is blooming along a walking path near the Glen Cove Marina. Suddenly out of no...

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the pollen on this black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus Bombus melanopygus, foraging on Westringia in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:22 PM

A 'Lady' in the Rosemary

A West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, sips nectar Feb. 11 on rosemary near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There she was--a gorgeous orange-and-black butterfly sipping nectar from a rosemary bush near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. She seemed so out of...

A West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, sips nectar Feb. 11 on rosemary near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, sips nectar Feb. 11 on rosemary near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, sips nectar Feb. 11 on rosemary near the Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, on rosemary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, on rosemary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella, on rosemary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:34 PM

What Color Is Your Pollen?

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, packing red pollen as it heads for an Echium (Pride of Madeira) in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The next time you see a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) packing pollen, check out the color. Last Saturday on an outing in Vallejo...

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, packing red pollen as it heads for an Echium (Pride of Madeira) in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, packing red pollen as it heads for an Echium (Pride of Madeira) in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, packing red pollen as it heads for an Echium (Pride of Madeira) in Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This red pollen on the yellow-faced bumble bee absolutely glows. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This red pollen on the yellow-faced bumble bee absolutely glows. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This red pollen on the yellow-faced bumble bee absolutely glows. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:13 PM
 
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