Nectar macro.

A macro view of the nectar oozing out of some lilies that I brought home the other day.   If I was a bee I’d be pretty excited about it.  🙂

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Sooo, in the process of googling what that part of the lily is, I found waaaay too much information.   But I’ll summarize by saying that I believe the central prong-like thing sticking out is the pistil, and the end of it is its lady-part, called the stigma, and the nectar it is oozing is there to catch bits of pollen from the worker bees as they fly in and out.   There you go – botany lesson of the day.

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2 thoughts on “Nectar macro.

  1. Love the picture AND the information.
    You have certainly become my role model for this retirement thang: hiking, birding, photography, sky watching, pee-knuckle. Thanks for sharing and being my friend.

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