First Bumblebee To Receive Endangered Protection

Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports

The Obama administration, rushing to secure its environmental legacy, has increased protection for a humble bumblebee.

The rusty-patched bumblebee, once common across the continental United States, has been designated an endangered species by the Fish and Wildlife Service: the country’s first bumblebee, and the first bee from the lower 48 states, to be added to the register.

Read article and see photo at  A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out – The New York Times

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