Episode 9: Bradford Pears, Syrphid Flies, and Pollen Facts #1

 

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.

syrphid fly (Eristalis pertinax) via wikimedia commons

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.

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This episode aired on Radio Boise in April 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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