Entomologists searching to learn more about bumblebees in Alaska
October 6, 2022
Haines—A couple armed with bug nets wading through roadside fireweed were
searching for bumblebees in the Chilkat Valley north of Haines last month as part of a research effort to see if the
Western Bumblebee’s range includes Alaska. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists are considering proposing that the species be added to the endangered species list.
“It’s disappeared over a big chunk of its former range which stretched from California out to some of the western states and all the way up into British Columbia at about 55 degrees north,” said Derek Sikes, a University of A...