Native Bumbles

I found an underground bumblebee nest while out checking out one of the USGS huckleberry productivity site at the Jetty site. It seemed to have been disturbed by wildlife tracks that exposed the hole which is probably why we were able to witness this because it is tough to find the underground nests. I was very happy we could witness this just by chance and did not excavate to try and find them, the queen was flying around and went in and out a few times. Running into these amazing creatures hard work inspired me to continue to put together a proposal to spend time learning about flowering plants and pollinators this summer.


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