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Landing panel: The rusty-patched bumble bee was once an excellent pollinator of wildflowers, cranberries, and other important crops, including plum, apple, alfalfa, and onion seed. The species occupied grasslands and tallgrass prairies of the upper Midwest and Northeast, but as most grasslands and prairies have been lost, degraded, or fragmented by conversion to other uses, it is now endangered throughout its range. Learn more about how a changing climate can amplify the effects from land use change on our Midwest | Biodiversity and Ecosystems page. Photo credit: USFWS, public domain, via Flickr.