All Things Gardening forum: Endangered bumblebee

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Name: Kate
Minneapolis, MN
CJE
Oct 9, 2017 9:38 AM CST
I don’t have a question, I just want to post this because it makes me so happy! The Rusty bumblebee which has recently been placed on the endangered list, (only 1% remaining,) are abundant on my blooming cosmos!! I’ve been in touch with the U of M Entomology Dept to let them know, (maybe they have a breeding program? ) These little guys are so critical to our ecosystem, and I’m thrilled that they seem to be thriving in the Minneapolis MN area! 🐝 Hooray!
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 9, 2017 3:31 PM CST
What a pretty Bumblebee! I found this article written in 2015:

http://www.takepart.com/articl...

Were they ever actually listed as endangered?
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Name: Kate
Minneapolis, MN
CJE
Oct 15, 2017 12:34 PM CST
I’ve been trying to post a Nat Geo link to your question about the bee being placed on the endangered list, but because I’m a new member it won’t let me! The first time I tried was over a week ago, and the message told me the restriction would be lifted within a few days, but for some reason it hasn’t and it’s very frustrating!
Name: Polly Doodle
Windsor Ontario (Zone 6b)
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PollyDoodle
Oct 15, 2017 1:58 PM CST
CJE said: I don’t have a question, I just want to post this because it makes me so happy! The Rusty bumblebee which has recently been placed on the endangered list, (only 1% remaining,) are abundant on my blooming cosmos!! I’ve been in touch with the U of M Entomology Dept to let them know, (maybe they have a breeding program? ) These little guys are so critical to our ecosystem, and I’m thrilled that they seem to be thriving in the Minneapolis MN area! 🐝 Hooray!


I know of this bee due to this charming short film. I certainly hope this species and many more can make a comeback. How exciting for you to have first hand experience with it! Is your cosmos the taller white through red shades or the cosmos that is shorter and comes in yellow and orange hues?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Name: Kate
Minneapolis, MN
CJE
Oct 16, 2017 3:50 PM CST
They are the taller plants in different hues of pink! Stunning!
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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Freedombelle
Oct 18, 2017 10:02 AM CST
CJE said: I don’t have a question, I just want to post this because it makes me so happy! The Rusty bumblebee which has recently been placed on the endangered list, (only 1% remaining,) are abundant on my blooming cosmos!! I’ve been in touch with the U of M Entomology Dept to let them know, (maybe they have a breeding program? ) These little guys are so critical to our ecosystem, and I’m thrilled that they seem to be thriving in the Minneapolis MN area! 🐝 Hooray!

That is great news! Keep planting those Cosmos like crazy and anything else they desire Thumbs up
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