Bradford pears are flowering now in downtown Boise and across the Treasure Valley. This is creating quite a stink, and Casey explains why. Hint: syrphid flies have something to do with it.
Speaking of plant sex, lots of plants are doing it right now. This means that pollen – which contains the male reproductive cells of plants – is all the rage. Daniel shares a few fun facts about pollen in part one of this two part series.
- NPR: What’s That Smell? The Beautiful Tree That’s Causing Quite a Stink
- Awkward Botany: A Few Fun Facts About Pollen
This episode aired on Radio Boise in April 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.