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Elevated view looking out over a vast forested area, with many pine trees and mixed foliage in the foreground and rolling hills in the middle distance covered in trees in varying shades of green and fall yellows, oranges, and browns. Further out, hills line the horizon in shades of bluish gray under a blue sky with wispy white clouds.
bumble bees on Penstamon rydbergii

New Study Helps California’s Bumble Bees by Identifying Their Favorite Flowers

Research in the Sierra Nevada region of California illustrates the varying flower choices of bumble bees: The five most common bumble bee species studied each selected a different assortment of flowers, and each selected at least one flower species not selected by the others. The findings are already being put to use in forest restoration efforts to increase and improve quality of bumble bee habitat.