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.

Our Conservation Comes Home series is an effort to inform, and engage individuals in invertebrate conservation in their own backyard – and beyond. We’ll be sharing inspiring stories, as well as practical steps you can take to protect invertebrates and their habitat in your community.

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


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