Molly Hayes

Molly Hayes

Graduate Student in the Lebuhn Lab, San Francisco State University

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Published on Aug 22, 2018

A creature! That's not a bee!

As my sampling season winds down I've been encountering all sorts of exciting critters. Yesterday while driving to one of my sites in the Sonoma Valley I encountered this very large rattlesnake. I ...

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Published on Jul 12, 2018

We did it!! Thanks to YOU!

At 1:54 today something amazing happened. We made it to 100%!!! I was at one of my sites hunting down some bees and took a minute to celebrate. Thank you all so much for supporting this project. Yo...

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Published on Jul 12, 2018

17 hours to go!

Please help us make it to our goal! We're 89% funded and only $536 away from reaching our goal. This is an all or nothing platform, so if we don't reach our goal we don't get any of the money we've...

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Published on Jul 10, 2018

2 days left to help us learn about the bees!

Summer is in full swing in the Sonoma valley with temperatures near 100 and the few remaining wildflowers drying out. Nonetheless we were still in high spirits today and caught a variety of very sm...

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Published on Jul 09, 2018

The final stretch

With three more days left in our fundraising campaign we're into the final stretch! If you're interested in pollinators, plants, or wildfires this is your chance to be involved in new and exciting ...

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Published on Jul 05, 2018

Do you like tomatoes? How about blueberries?!

If the answer is yes, then you like bumble bees too! Many of the fruits we enjoy come from plants that can only be effectively pollinated by bumble bees. This is because through 'buzz pollination' ...

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Published on Jun 28, 2018

Fire may be good for bees

While humans often associate fire with destruction, fire can actually positively impact many ecological communities. Researchers from Switzerland have shown that in temperate forests the abundance ...

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Published on Jun 20, 2018

Pressing plants

In addition to collecting and identifying bees we also collect and identify the flowering plants we find at our sites.This week we're beginning to take plants out of the presses and mounting them o...

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Published on Jun 15, 2018

Interesting field finds

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Thank you for your support! It's been wonderful to sample at Wappo Hill Ranch and we look forward to sharing what we learn.
Jun 25, 2018
How do wildfires reshape plant-pollinator networks in oak woodlands?
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