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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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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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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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