So, what can we do to help the insect and arachnid species that are endangered? Spreading knowledge and awareness is key. Recently, several species of bee have been declared endangered. Although some species live in social hives, many species are solitary. So, rather than protecting hives or starting a bee keeping hobby, you can do something much simpler to help bees. In addition to planting native wildflowers for food, you can provide habitat for them. They often nest on the ground, or in small holes. This coming spring, I am constructing a “Bee motel” to help the bees in my yard. It’s fairly simple to gather materials, many of which you can find in your own yard or on the side of the road for free.