Hi, I’m Clay Bolt. I’m a natural history photographer who has embarked on a multi-year adventure to tell the story North America’s native bees through words, images and video. North America is home to over 4,000 known species of native bees whose services are worth an estimated $3 billion dollars per year to the US economy in the agricultural sector alone. It’s time to celebrate their extraordinary beauty, their value to our world and the challenges that they face each day. We need bees!
My new film “A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee,” which was beautifully produced by my friends at Day’s Edge Productions is premiering today (April 10th) at the Princeton Environmental Film-festival. We are proud to have it premiere at PEFF and were thrilled to see clips from our film in this year’s trailer!
I couldn’t be more pleased to have shot the cover story for the April / May edition of National Wildlife Magazine. The story was wonderfully written by Laura Tangley. If you’re not a National Wildlife Federation Member, visit this page to order copies!
Pollinators are among the most important insects on Earth. Wherever a wide variety of flowering plants grows, a diverse army of pollinators will be there to ensure that those plants can reproduce.Case in point: the Highlands Biological Station in western North Carolina. HBS is a world-class botanical garden and ecological research facility, with an impressive diversity of pollinators on the property. Learn why pollinators are so important to healthy ecosystems in this short film produced by Day’s Edge Productions and Clay Bolt for the Highlands Biological Station.