Rusty Patched Bumble Bee
12" x 12" oil on stretched canvas with gloss varnish finish. Hand signed and dated on the back.
This painting is part of the series titled Endangered Flora and Fauna. With this series, Silver hopes to highlight the beauty and importance of each featured endangered species.
The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2017. Unfortunately, its population continues to decline due to pesticide use, habitat loss and degradation, and global climate change. Bumble bees, as essential pollinators, are crucial for food security and healthy ecosystems.