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4 day adventure

Tracking Bumblebees in the Redwoods

4 day adventure

Tracking Bumblebees in the Redwoods

Track wild bees alongside a team of researchers in the Redwood forest.
Duration
4 days
Group size
Up to 12 people
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
4 day adventure

Tracking Bumblebees in the Redwoods

4 day adventure

Tracking Bumblebees in the Redwoods

Track wild bees alongside a team of researchers in the Redwood forest.
Duration
4 days
Group size
Up to 12 people
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Redwood National Park is home to some of the tallest and oldest living things on the planet. Some of the trees here have existed for 160 million years, but the forest’s formidable flora would never have reached such great heights without the humble pollinators that tie the ecosystem together. Alongside expert biologists, venture through the towering redwoods to learn about the plight of the bumblebee and help conduct research on the wild, bristly pollinator. The first step to protecting these critical creatures is understanding them, so we’re embarking on a bee-seeking expedition to help identify specimens, track populations, and explore the native wildlife of this extraordinary 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 transfers to and from Redwood National Park are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.
  • 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.

What's included

Food
3 dinners, 2 lunches
Drinks
Wine, water, beer
Accommodation
3 nights in a cabin
Transportation
1 car ride

Your itinerary

Where you'll be

We'll meet at the Elk Meadow Cabins in Redwood National Park, where we'll be exploring tranquil groves of towering trees, picnicking amongst the wildflowers, watching for elk in quiet meadows, and tracking bees along Gold Bluff's Beach.

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.

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 houses at the Elk Meadow Cabins in Redwood 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 Bumblebees in the Redwoods
$1,971 / person
$1,971 / person