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Franklin’s Bumble Bee

I wrote a piece with my co-author, Rich Hatfield of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, to support placing one of the rarest bumble bees in the world on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency in charge, is asking for comments from the public until October 15th. Rich and I have made it convenient at the bottom of the piece for you to voice your opinion on protecting a species that needs additional support for rediscovery and recovery.

                   One of the last Franklin’s bumble bees sighted. (Credit: USFS)


Patty says:

Bees are critical to our survival. If any species of bees become extinct, it may cause a domino effect that may affect other species to become extinct. Protect the bees-protect our survival, right?

JENNY says:

Protecting pollinators like the Franklin Bumble Bee is essential before it is too late. As a vital member of the ecosystem, the potential ramifications hit too close to home and on a massive scale! We can no longer be blind to what this might mean for generations to come.

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