Last week I went back to the Pacific Northwest in search of bumble bees and their diseases. However, unlike previous years, I had the golden opportunity to survey with Dr. Amber Tripodi, a postdoc in the Strange Bombus Lab at the USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit in Logan, UT. It was exciting to show Amber some of the sites and sounds of the an area that I thoroughly enjoyed hiking around and looking for bumble bees over the past several years. In the Pacific Northwest we went to McKenzie Pass, Oregon; Corvallis, Oregon; Lebanon, Oregon; Hoquiam, Washington; Olympic National Park, Washington; Port Angeles, Washington; and La Conner, Washington. I posted a couple of pictures from our trip. Enjoy!