Gallery - Birds and Bees and other Creatures

Rusty Patched Bumblebee #1

Rusty Patched Bumblebee #1


8x8" (includes black wood frame, 10x10")


The Rusty Patched Bumblebee is now considered Endangered throughout its extensive North American range due to many of the usual factors, mainly loss of habitat. I've never seen one, but I'm keeping my eyes open and fingers crossed.

Be a good steward

  • private land owners have a very important role to play in species recovery; if you find the Rusty-patched bumble bee on your land, you may be eligible for stewardship programs that support the protection and recovery of species at risk and their habitats
  • pollinators, such as bees, are in steep decline across the globe and they play a key role in the survival of many of Ontario’s rare plants; for information on how you can help scientists monitor pollinator populations in Ontario visit:
  • to provide nectar and pollen for bumble bees, plant a variety of native flowering plants in your garden; bees tend to prefer pink, purple, and yellow flowers and need food from early spring to late fall

For more information about this species, click HERE.