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4-day adventure

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

4-day adventure

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

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

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

4-day adventure

Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia

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

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.

Your itinerary

  • Responsible interactions

    All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

  • Caring expert hosts

    Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.

  • Diverse animals

    Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.

Your host

Rachel At Atlas Obscura

Rachel At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Program Manager. 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.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

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.

What's included

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

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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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

Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this Adventure is moderate. We'll be staying in spacious, shared chalets at the Silver City Resort in Sequoia National Park. Single travelers should be prepared to share a room with two…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Rachel At Atlas Obscura
4-day adventure
Tracking Wild Bumblebees in Sequoia
$1,784/person
$1,784/person