Posts Tagged: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Robbin Thorp Would Have Been Proud
The late Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor and a tireless advocate of pollinator species protection and conservation,...
The late Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor, kept his image of Franklin's bumble bee as his screensaver image on his computer. He last saw the bee in 2006 at Mt. Ashland, and was the last known person to see the pollinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, an expert on pollinators, including bumble bees, co-authored these two books in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Sad State of the Overwintering Monarch Population in California
Where are all the overwintering monarchs? If you traveled to the Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz this fall or to any of the other...
Overwintering monarchs in the Berkeley Aquatic Park on Nov. 26, 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Native bees buzz a monarch sipping on Tithonia in Vacaville, Calif. Nov. 14, 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Look Out, Franklin's Bumble Bee, They're Coming for You!
Look out, Franklin's bumble bee, they're coming for you! The question is: Where are you? Have you managed to "hide" all these years or are you...
Bumble bee expert Robbin Thorp of UC Davis with his computer screen showing a photo he took of Franklin's bumble bee, now feared extinct. He last saw it on Aug. 9, 2006 in a meadow near Mt. Ashland. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, found Aug. 15, 2012 by Mt. Shasta. It is on the endangered list. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)