…for the bees
This headline “First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered” in a National Geographic article last week says it all.
This is the first US bumblebee, but not the first US bee. Seven species of Hawaiian bees were declared protected under the Endangered Species Act last year.
I happened to see this one buzzing through my blueberry bushes today and couldn’t resist a sentimental (albeit slighty grainy) pic in light of the news.