It wasn’t supposed to happen that way.
Last Sunday as National Pollinator Week kicked off, it was supposed to be a series of celebrations and educational events around the country to bring awareness to the important role that pollinators play in our food supply and the health of our environment.
Instead over 50,000 Bumble Bees lay dead in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, OR.
The Bumble Bee die-off was reported to the Xerces Society, who issued a statement, including this quote:
Rich Hatfield, a biologist with the Xerces Society, estimates that over 50,000 bumble bees were killed, likely representing more than 300 wild colonies.