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!

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…