Learn about pollination of all sorts

Pollination it’s kind of important.

Nothing quite beats the shrill screams of small children when a bee comes near them. The world erupts into yelling, flailing, hysterical madness. Meanwhile the bee is just trying to get from one plant to another, he’s not out to get you or your precious little one. In fact that bee is in the process of doing one of the most important jobs in nature, pollination.

If you’ve ever wonder exactly how pollination works, block of next Thursday and head to Lewis Ginter for the meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. Spoiler alert it’s not just bees that pollinate.

Learn almost everything you ever wanted to know about pollination from University of Richmond Botany Professor Dr. W. John Hayden at the monthly meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Education and Library Complex of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA.

Topics will include: flower structure related to pollination; self-pollination versus cross pollination and genetic diversity; flower forms related to generalized and specialized pollination systems; pollinator rewards (nectar, pollen, floral tissue, resin, oil, heat, none); pollination by different types of pollinators (insects, animals, wind, water); and pollination and plant diversity.

The program is free and open to the public. The room is available at 6:30; come early and get to know us. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.


Image: Earth Observatory – NASA

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Richard Hayes

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