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Santa Clarita Valley Outdoor Report: Wild and Crazy Bees

Santa Clarita Valley Outdoor Report: Wild and Crazy Bees

This Report is a “Best of Wendy Langhans” Report. Some people are born thrill-seekers.  Every parent knows someone like that:  the toddler who takes off running as soon as you reach the park, the novice bike rider who can’t wait to take off the training wheels.  We watch and smile knowingly at each other, “Just wait until they become a ...

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Santa Clarita Outdoor Report: Breaking and Entering

Santa Clarita Outdoor Report:  Breaking and Entering

We learn by observing others.  Not only is that true for humans, it’s also true for other creatures, including certain species of bees.  And in the case of short-tongued bumblebees, what they learned is something we call burglary – “breaking and entering”. For millions of years, flowering plants and insects such a bumblebees have participated in a “backscratching” pact: flowers ...

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