Bumble bees

DNR on the lookout for rare bumble bee

(Minnesota DNR)Most people try to avoid bumble bees. Erica Hoaglund goes looking for them. A biologist with the Minnesota DNR’s Nongame Wildlife Program, Hoaglund is on the lookout for the increasingly rare rusty-patched bumble bee. Earlier this year, it became the first bumble bee to be placed on the federal list of endangered species. In response, states within the bee’s…