Although the weather may not be a strong indicator, it is officially spring! As we begin to spend more time outdoors, there will be a noticeable difference from past spring seasons. The rusty-patched bumblebee has been declared as the first bumblebee requiring protection under the Endangered Species Act. Check out this article in the Scientific American to learn more about why the looming extinction of the rusty-patched bumblebee means a severe threat to the future health of both animals and people that rely on the products of their pollination–and how you can help get them off the extinction list!