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 www.rustypatched.com  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.

This past spring I officially launched Beautiful Bees: a multi-year project focusing on North America’s native bees. It has been an incredibly rewarding experience so far and I’m only getting started. One species that I hope to draw special attention to is the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis). This is an insect that has declined 87% in the last 15 years due, at least in part, to an introduced Eurasian pathogen. This species is the perfect poster-child for many of the continent’s threatened species. Project partner, The Xerces Society, has…