While working on my slideshow galleries of wildflowers this week I learned a new word, Pollinator. With this word though, came a second new one, embedded in the definition that I found on Wikipedia.
A pollinator is the biotic agent (vector) that moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization orsyngamy of the female gamete in the ovule of the flower by the male gamete from the pollen grain.
The second word is biotic, and I’ve decided to copy another gallery that I’ve found on the web that shows the various biotic agents at work while attempting to shoot a wildflower. Hopefully I’ll get that posted by the end of the week.
Among other things, I caught these two on the leaf of a sunflower early Saturday morning.