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4 day trip

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

4 day trip

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

Track wild bumblebees alongside a team of researchers in stunning Sequoia.
Track wild bumblebees alongside a team of researchers in stunning Sequoia.
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Transportation, Drinks, Accommodations, Food
4 day trip

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

4 day trip

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

Track wild bumblebees alongside a team of researchers in stunning Sequoia.
Track wild bumblebees alongside a team of researchers in stunning Sequoia.
Duration
4 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Transportation, Drinks, Accommodations, Food

What you'll do

Venture into the open meadows of the Sierra Nevada and learn firsthand about the plight of the humble bumblebee. Alongside expert biologists, we’ll journey deep into Sequoia National Park to spot, study, and help conduct research on these small but mighty pollinators. The first step to protecting them is understanding them, so we’ll be embarking on an immersive bee-seeking expedition to help identify specimens, track populations, and explore the native wildlife of this spectacular landscape. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights and transportation to and from Silver City Mountain Resort are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.

What's included

Food
2 lunches, 1 dinner, dessert
Drinks
Water, beer, wine
Accommodations
3 nights in a cabin
Transportation
1 car ride

Your itinerary

Your host

Chris At Atlas Obscura

Chris At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Dr. Hollis Woodard will be leading your trip. She's an Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside, whose lab studies bumblebee behavior, physiology, and conservation. She and her research group have worked with bumblebees in Israel, the Sierra Nevada, and the northern slope of Alaska, and with solitary bees in the deserts of the Southwest. Her research has been featured in the New York Times and Science Friday.

About the organization

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

Where you'll be

We'll meet at Silver City Mountain Resort, tucked away in Sequoia National Park. From there, we’ll be tracking bees in the stunning glacial valley Mineral King, picknicking amongst the wildflowers, and exploring other corners of the park.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend. Participants should be comfortable hiking between two and five miles per day, often in unmarked sections of the valley, and sometimes involving bushwhacking. You'll need sturdy hiking boots as well as protective…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Chris At Atlas Obscura
4 day trip
Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia
From $1,315/person
From $1,315/person