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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum's Fundraiser:

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

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THE STORY:

CHICAGO WILDERNESS wrote -

Few species are suffering as greatly as bees. Having recently experienced a 95% population decrease, the rusty patched bumble bee is no exception, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has already petitioned to grant this bumble bee protected status under the Endangered Species Act.

The declining rusty patched bumble bee populations face any number of threats across the Chicago Wilderness Region: loss of essential grassland habitat, increased use of toxic pesticides and reduced availability of nesting grounds, and a changing climate with extreme weather patterns such as early snowmelt, drought and high temperatures.

This essential pollinator is also a keystone species, meaning it helps ecosystems thrive by pollinating local flowers that support an array of wildlife. It increases our own food security and bumble bees collectively provide significant economic value to the United States. Your support of the rusty patched bumble bee will allow Chicago Wilderness, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and partners to continue monitoring and assisting this delicate species.

Learn more about the rusty patched bumble bee.

The Team: $530 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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CHICAGO WILDERNESS

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DONATION: $10

10 months ago