#1 Bumblebee memorial scheduled for Sunday at Wilsonville Target06-28-2013, 10:36 AM
By Elizabeth Case, The Oregonian
on June 26, 2013 at 11:27 AM, updated June 27, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored in a memorial this weekend at the Wilsonville Target where a majority of the insects died. State officials directly linked the die-off to trees that had been sprayed with the insecticide Safari.
Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on the Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth."
Bumblebees are native to North America and play an important role in pollinating various crops, including berries and clover.
"I thought it would be a good opportunity for people to see that this is not just a news item," Medina said."With a lot of these ecological catastrophes, they become so abstract that people become scared to feel them."
Medina said he will bring food to the memorial that relies on bees for pollination. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.
West coast latte suckers, typical.Pffffffffffffffffffffff! Buh Bye Big Ears
06-28-2013, 11:34 AM--Odysseus
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06-28-2013, 12:26 PM
Kind of ironic that a bunch of mindless drones are having a memorial to bees.Deplorably Proud To Be An American
06-28-2013, 12:40 PM
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Granted, this isn't exactly an orange grove, but I can't remember the last time I saw a bumblebee.
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