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Posts Tagged: Bodega Bay

Bumble Bees at Bodega

Bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, on woolly sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're on your way to Bodega Bay in Sonoma County, stop at Bodega Head and see all the yellow-faced bumble bees on a yellow coastal plant, Eriophyllum, commonly known as the woolly sunflower. The bumble bees, Bombus vosnesenskii, are back and they...

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The Overlooked Bees of Bodega Head

A female digger bee finishes her nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those who hike the trails of Bodega Head, a small promontory in Sonoma County overlooking the Pacific Ocean, enjoy the colorful wildflowers, the roaring ocean, and a sheltered sandy beach. They picnic. They play. They pose for photos. But there's one...

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Bye, Bye 2012

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The last honey bee of 2012. Despite the cold weather at Bodega Bay last Friday, we managed to see a few honey bees nectaring a New Zealand tea tree, aka Leptospermum scoparium. The temperature registered 53 degrees and there they were, foraging among...

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Diggin' the Bees in Bodega

Female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heads for her nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They can fool you. Just like replica designer bags, shoes and sunglasses meant to look like the real thing  (think Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Prada), those digger bees on Bodega Head, overlooking Bodega Bay,  look like bumble...

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Feeding Frenzy on Bodega Head

Close-up of woolly bear caterpillar on yellow lupine on Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're planning to hike the hills around Bodega Head in Sonoma County, watch out for the bears. The woolly bear caterpillars, that is. Last Sunday, with the temperature hovering around 70 degrees, the woolly bears were everywhere. They were munching...

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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