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Blooms and Bombus in Benicia

There she was, a beautiful yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging Feb. 27 on African trailing daisies, Osteospermum...

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on trailing African daisies at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on trailing African daisies at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on trailing African daisies at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on trailing African daisies at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on trailing African daisies at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on trailing African daisies at the Matthew Turner Shipyard Park, Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 5:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Here's Who Won the Bohart Bumble Bee Contest!

So, you're sitting in your backyard, enjoying some sunshine (sun break!) on the first day of the year, and you hear a bumble bee buzzing in your...

Here's a close-up of what this bumble bee species, Bombus melanopygus, looks like. (Photo taken in Vacaville by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Here's a close-up of what this bumble bee species, Bombus melanopygus, looks like. (Photo taken in Vacaville by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's a close-up of what this bumble bee species, Bombus melanopygus, looks like. (Photo taken in Vacaville by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a screen shot from the video taken by Nancy Hansen of Fairfield of the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus.
This is a screen shot from the video taken by Nancy Hansen of Fairfield of the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus.

This is a screen shot from the video taken by Nancy Hansen of Fairfield of the black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus.

Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 5:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Bumble Bees and Tithonia: Perfect Match

A perfect match: a bumble bee foraging on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. Lately we've been observing a bumble bee, identified as a...

A bumble bee, identified as a male Bombus californicus, foraging on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee, identified as a male Bombus californicus, foraging on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, identified as a male Bombus californicus, foraging on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male California bumble bee, Bombus californicus, peeks through the flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male California bumble bee, Bombus californicus, peeks through the flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male California bumble bee, Bombus californicus, peeks through the flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Over here is better. A male Bombus californicus foraging on a Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Over here is better. A male Bombus californicus foraging on a Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Over here is better. A male Bombus californicus foraging on a Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male California bumble bee, Bombus californicus, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male California bumble bee, Bombus californicus, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male California bumble bee, Bombus californicus, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 6:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Return of Bombus

The English lavender drew her in. And there she was, a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging in our family's pollinator...

A yellow-faced Bombus vosnesenskii, prepares to sip nectar from an English lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced Bombus vosnesenskii, prepares to sip nectar from an English lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced Bombus vosnesenskii, prepares to sip nectar from an English lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, departs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, departs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, departs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Breeze Blasts Bombus at Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay dawned cold and windy on Sunday, April 24.  Windy? 27 mph! We didn't think we'd see a single bumble bee foraging on the blooming...

No wind today! A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on lavender in Vacaville, Calif., on May 16, 2017. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
No wind today! A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on lavender in Vacaville, Calif., on May 16, 2017. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No wind today! A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on lavender in Vacaville, Calif., on May 16, 2017. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 3:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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