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To introduce dessert, Contreras presents a small ice cream cone with the cone and filling made from honey and its pollen.
There’s a good chance that the increase in temperatures and rise in pollen count this month have already taken a toll on skin.
The pollen count for trees is checking in at 6,889.9, which is extreme.
After the trees release their pollen, the grasses release theirs in May, June, and part of July.
This has really been a roller coaster year for our tree pollen counts.
The warm weather is arriving up to 20 days earlier this year in some places and one study finds pollen counts have been rising every year since 2000.
Insects are attracted to the large, pouch-like bottom lip and get caught in it long enough for the orchid to deposit its pollen on them.
Aside from different nesting preferences, the main difference between bees and wasps is that bees feed their larvae pollen, while wasps—a category that includes yellow jackets and hornets—nourish theirs with insects.
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POLLEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pollen for English Language Learners
: the very fine usually yellow dust that is produced by a plant and that is carried to other plants of the same kind usually by wind or insects so that the plants can produce seeds
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