Pollinator: Bee

While observing the plant below, I noticed a bee flying in and out of the flowers. I knew exactly what it was doing! Pollinating. As the bee is flying from flower to flower in search of nectar, it is carrying pollen with it as well. When it lands on a flower, it picks up pollen from an anther without even knowing it. By landing on another flower, the stigma captures the pollen, allowing for sexual reproduction. Though bees are the most common pollinators, they aren’t the only. An small insect that lands on plant to plant could also act as a pollinator. Believe it or not, wind and water could be pollinators, as well. To the bottom left of the ID, you can see the small bee as it is flying from flower to flower.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s