After years of work and a last-minute delay, the rusty patched bumble bee has become the first bee in the continental United States to receive federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more about the bee and this historic listing.

Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper is a new project to find out where monarchs breed and milkweeds grow across the West. If you live, work, or travel west of the Rockies, you can share observations of milkweeds, as well as monarch eggs, caterpillars, and adults online or through the Monarch SOS app.

Check out our newest book and other great resources including Gardening for Butterflies, and Attracting Native Pollinators in our store.


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