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Pollinators

April 11 is the earliest recorded date at Lepidoptera Buffet garden to find Monarch butterflies depositing eggs. The Monarch caterpillar just emerged from this egg by eating the waxy shell around it. The first nourishment of the caterpillar is its own egg. Authors: Kathleen Hird Kostner and Ricardo Kostner © Hird and Kostner | Image reproduction only with written permission from the authors. Resource:...

The bumblebee builds up an electrostatic charge when flying. Because most flowers are grounded, pollen is attracted to the bee's furry hairs— called pile. As the bee flies to the next flower, the attached pollen grains fall onto neighboring flowers. The charged pollen is attracted to the stigma located within the female part of the flower called a pistil; this happens because it is better grounded than the other parts of the flower. This ensures seed production and survival of the plant. ...