March 21, 2017, The #Rustypatched Bumble Bee becomes the first bee species in the continental U.S. to join endangered species list.
February 9, 2017, the #Rustypatched Bumble Bee listing is put on hold by the Trump Administration, one day before the law is finalized. USFWS moves the finalization date to March 21.
On January 10, 2017, the #Rustypatched Bumble Bee became the first bee in the continental U.S. to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.
In September 2015, thanks to the efforts of the Xerces Society and others, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally issued a positive 90-day finding for the #Rustypatched Bumble Bee.
Clay Bolt is on a mission to find a the Rusty-patched bumble bee, which has nearly disappeared in the last 15 years.