Thursday, March 18, 2010

Drowned in Pollen

Ant Drowned in Poppy Pollen. A bee's thrill is this ant's nightmare... Trapped by steep, slippery sides and rolling in pollen, this ant is much worse for the wear.

Hypothesis: Poppies appear to be bee-pollinated based on what I've seen so far. Steep, slippery petals would keep out marauding ants while the pollen is fresh and/or until the bees have managed to pollinate the flower.

1 comment:

MartininBroda said...

It always sounds a bit stupid to say how beautiful and I don’t know when you’ve taken them, but your last pictures have a certain easiness, a joy to tell something, carefulness and simple beauty; I only wanted to mention it.