30 Jun '16, 4am

Poignant short film will change how you think of bumble bees

Poignant short film will change how you think of bumble bees

Once common from the Upper Midwest to the East Coast, the population of rusty patched bumble bees has declined precipitously, disappearing from 87 percent of its range. The story of this bumble bee species is representative of the many species of pollinators across the continent that are struggling to survive amid a barrage of pesticides, disease, habitat decline, native plant decline and climate change. But as Bolt follows the speces' trail to Madison, Wisconsin, where he nets his first rusty patched bumble bee, there is an undeniable thread of hope.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/poignant...

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