One of the more common bumble bees on Leaning Oaks is Bombus bifarious...or at least one that is relatively easy to identify as it buzzes and bumbles about. The range of this bee is Alaska to California, from the Rockies westward with a few occurrences on the taiga ad on the plains. The other English name that I found is "Two Form" -presumably because of the two divergent colour patterns that are closely related based on DNA evidence.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.