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September 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

A dozen rare bumblebees found in Mount Hood National Forest

PORTLAND — A six-week survey of bumblebee species in Oregon’s Mount Hood National Forest has produced an encouraging find — a dozen of the increasingly rare western bumblebees. An Oregon Zoo release says the inch-long, white-bottomed bee was once one of the most common pollinators in the West. But about 15 years ago, the…

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