Rusty-patched bumble bee on false sunflower. Photo by Barbara Williams.

An article in today’s online edition of the Chicago Tribune (Sept. 6, 2023) features NLI Volunteer, Barbara Williams, at Nygren Wetland Preserve (Rockton, IL) as she searches for a Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. In the story Barbara said she has noticed certain insect populations declining in her weekly visits to the preserve.

Reporter, Rebecca Johnson, addresses this concerning issue and trend of local and worldwide population declines in the insect world.

Read the story online HERE.

Or read it as a PDF here: Chicago Tribune_decline of bees and other pollinators

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