Bumblebee now classified as endangered
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    Default Bumblebee now classified as endangered

    https://www.fws.gov/midwest/news/861.html

    For the first time in the United States, a species of bumblebee is endangered.


    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday on its website that the rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis), once a common sight, is “now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction.” Over the past two decades, the bumblebee’s population has declined 87 percent, according to the announcement.
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    Default Re: Bumblebee now classified as endangered

    JConnolly look here
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    Default Re: Bumblebee now classified as endangered

    Apparently they haven't been looking in my yard. Plant about 300 marigold seeds and see what they attract.
    That picture in the link is exactly what I see every day all summer long working the marigolds for pollen.
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    Default Re: Bumblebee now classified as endangered

    Quote Originally Posted by aunt betty View Post
    Apparently they haven't been looking in my yard. Plant about 300 marigold seeds and see what they attract.
    That picture in the link is exactly what I see every day all summer long working the marigolds for pollen.
    Probably not exactly. You bumble bees are most likely not the rusty patch bumblebee.

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