A small species of bee might not seem like much, but it’s worth recalling that for thousands of years a traditional, interrogative answer to questions about humanity’s place in the world has been a reminder that we are part of a larger, created order.
How can we care about something that we barely see or know? This the question that the photographer Clay Bolt sets out to answer in the documentary A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. Dwindling bee populations have been highly publicized, but the insects are still not included in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species List. By traveling from state to state, Bolt tells the story of the rusty-patched bumblebee—one of 4,000 species of native bees in North America—and the scientists and conservationists working to preserve it.
Via The Atlantic.