Rusty patched bumble bee stalls construction over Bell Bowl Prairie

Read the full story from Northern Public Radio.

The discovery of a foraging rusty patched bumble bee stalled construction on an expansion project at the Chicago Rockford International Airport — but only for a while. Environmental advocates want the delay to be permanent. They say the project would destroy one of the last remnants of the state’s original prairie.

See also the Chicago Tribune’s story dated Oct 22: Endangered bumblebee is blocking Rockford airport expansion that will destroy rare prairie — but only for another week.

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