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Old 08-22-2019, 10:40 AM   #311
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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:19 AM   #312
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Now I'm like.... flying all over in my yard everytime I see a bee hoping to see one!
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:27 PM   #313
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Thank you, Havalotta!
I hope you find one! It would be great if a lot more of them were discovered.
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I see that this thread started in 2011, and a quick (but not thorough ) review didn't show any discoveries of the Rusty-patched bumble bee.

It's time to show some reward for our efforts. I discovered the Rusty-patched in my yard yesterday!!


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It's the first time that the Rusty-patched has been confirmed in my county since 1960. "Plant it and they will come" really does work!
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Nice!

Awesome!

I think I have seen the rusty patch or a similar one here two or three times in 10 years or so. None that I recall this year.
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Now I'm like.... flying all over in my yard everytime I see a bee hoping to see one!


Good luck.
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I see that this thread started in 2011, and a quick (but not thorough ) review didn't show any discoveries of the Rusty-patched bumble bee.

It's time to show some reward for our efforts. I discovered the Rusty-patched in my yard yesterday!!


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It's the first time that the Rusty-patched has been confirmed in my county since 1960. "Plant it and they will come" really does work!
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Just now saw this for first time. Such great news and it must have been quite the thrill.

Congrats to you, NEwisc, and congrats to the butterfly who has overcome such adversity!!!
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:29 PM   #317
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A thrill indeed! I always had that wisp of hope but I never really expected to find the rusty-patched bumble bee in my county, let alone in my yard.

A reminder for me of the need for hope, expressed nicely by Aldo Leopold:
“We shall never achieve harmony with the land, anymore than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.”
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A thrill indeed! I always had that wisp of hope but I never really expected to find the rusty-patched bumble bee in my county, let alone in my yard.

A reminder for me of the need for hope, expressed nicely by Aldo Leopold:
“We shall never achieve harmony with the land, anymore than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.”
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Wise words, indeed. They prevent that immobilizing disappointment when our efforts don't pan out, or when we see national and local adversity against heeding scientific facts.

Just continuing to strive is all we can do in all fields of endeavor, when one thinks about it, and I think it's a great philosophy that encourages perseverance.

I'm still smiling over your find in your own back yard!!!
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Fabulous news, NEWisc!
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It was an exciting event! Not only from the point of being visited by a rare bumble bee but also also as an affirmation that establishing native plants in our yards has real ecological value.
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