Why yellow pollen?
Green Sweat Bee in the Chicory On Her Way Home
Why white pollen?
Wasp Bathing in White Chicory Pollen
No Yellow Pollen Cheating in the Mullein for Her
I just don’t know. For two weeks I have been working towards a list of really big questions, to lay out the outline for a new way of imagining the university. I’m thinking now that I can lay these questions out, a few each day, and build up a series of hypotheses and vital questions quite cleanly. I’m going to try that. But today, the really big question — “Why white pollen?”
I dunno, but I think the structure of the universe is explained by this.
Categories: flower gardening, Nature Photography
I’m sure it has something to do with insect sex.
Why any colour, Harold? I’ve just been surprised by learning there is also blue and red and auburn pollen. Perhaps nature just enjoys matching or contrasting the shades? In case you haven’t found it already, have a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source.
I could say the answer was 42! But, if not, then looking at how the insects “looks” might be the answer. Flowers have different colours to attract different insects, perhaps the pollen colour is linked, too.
It might be that there are 42 insects!