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Look Out, Franklin's Bumble Bee, They're Coming for 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)

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 extinct? A “search party” of scientists and citizen scientists is forming to look for Franklin's...

Robbin Thorp: Chasing Franklin's Bumble Bee

Robbin Thorp and his computer screen showing his image of Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It may be extinct, but don't say the "E" word to Robbin Thorp. Thorp, a noted bumble bee expert, hasn't seen Franklin's bumble bee for 10 years, but that doesn't mean it's not there--somewhere in its small native range of southern Oregon and northern...

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Eureka! A Western Bumble Bee

Close-up of a male Western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) found Aug. 15 at Mt. Shasta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Many of us in California have never seen the Western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) Many of us never will. Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, worries about the declining...

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Saving Franklin's Bumble Bee

Franklin's bumble bee on a California poppy. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, is on a mission. He and fellow members of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation are trying to save Franklin's bumble bee from...

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 8:22 PM

In Search of a Bumble Bee

Robbin Thorp

If Franklin's bumble bee were a human, you might think it part of the Federal Witness Protection Program. That's because it's rarely seen.Its narrow distribution range covers parts of southern Oregon (Jackson, Douglas and Josephine counties) and northern...

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 8:02 PM

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