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We need your help! Because these animals are widely distributed the best way to keep track of them is with an army of volunteers across the country armed with cameras. With any luck, you might help us to find remnant populations of rare species before they go extinct. Participating in Bumble Bee Watch is simple and you can get started now by creating an account via the “sign in” tab at the top of the page.


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Project Bumble Bee

One year ago today, the rusty patched bumble bee was officially protected by the Endangered Species Act. Since then, along with the efforts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, countless researchers and scientists have donated their time to make positive changes to benefit this species, and many other pollinators, including Conservation Management Guidance. To see some of what has happened over the last year, visit the Rusty Patched Bumble Bees' page over at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region website. Here's hoping this is the start of meaningful recovery for this species, and that it will lead to practices that ultimately benefit wildlife throughout the United States.

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