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While I was in Madison, Wisconsin last year working on a new film on the rusty-patched bumble bee with my colleagues and good friends from Day’s Edge Productions, Susan Bence from Milwaukee Public Radio joined us one day and interviewed me about the project. It’s now live here. Hope you enjoy it! You can watch the film’s trailer here!

I’m pleased to share the new trailer for our film, A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee. The full film will be released in June, and visit  for updates on additional showings.

TRAILER – A Ghost In The Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee from Day's Edge Productions on Vimeo.

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Many thanks to National Wildlife Magazine Senior Editor Laura Tangley for interviewing me for NWF’s blog on why I’ve been spending the past couple of years chasing native North American bees around like a madman. It’s always great to have an opportunity to talk about the philosophy behind the photos. The article, called “Sharing a Passion for Beautiful Bees” can be found here.

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The National Geographic Society and Department of Energy and Environment are hosting an evening of short environmental films on the evening of Monday, April 18th that bring global issues into local focus. Artists, scientists, advocates, and everyday people share stories that cross boundaries and give a new voice to our planet and to our wild, wonderful city. Celebrate the earth, the Anacostia River, and the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee! Learn about the BioBlitz coming to DC in May and how to get involved. 

Join the conversation in a Q&A with representatives from the films:

 •   A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee   [DC premiere]

•   Nature is Speaking   [DC Premiere]

•   Rules for the Black Birdwatcher

•   The Anacostia River: Making Connections

•   Think Like a Scientist: Boundaries  [Premiere]

Attendees will receive complimentary reusable bags and pollinator plant seeds. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Go here to RSVP!

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I was absolutely thrilled to see my first Montana bees of the year this past weekend in Sypes Canyon, which is a beautiful location near Bozeman, Montana. In fact, I saw five bees but this guy took the cake. Anthophora pacifica is a species that one friend referred to as “The Clydesdale of Bees.” Take a look at his fuzzy feet! I think the name is perfect.