Monday Macros: Pollination & Pollinators

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Pollination occurs when pollen is moved within flowers or carried from flower to flower by pollinating animals such as birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, or other animals, or by the wind.

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When pollen from a plant’s stamen is transferred to that same plant’s stigma, it is called self-pollination. When pollen from a plant’s stamen is transferred to a different plant’s stigma(of same species), it is called cross-pollination.

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Plants that are pollinated by animals often are brightly colored and have a strong smell to attract the animal pollinators.

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Another way plants are pollinated is by the wind. The wind picks up pollen from one plant and blows it onto another.

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When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited. –RK

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“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others” -St.John

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A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment. -Indian saying

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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch

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“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.” Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

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You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. -Walter Hagen

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Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~Oscar Wilde

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“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Kozuko Okakura.


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