Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Pasque Flowers Bloom For First Pollinators
Yesterday, these native prairie wildflowers were starting to open for the first time shortly after sunrise, one week earlier than last year.
Some of the flowers are more tentative and only opening a little, while several are still waiting for a bit more confidence that the warm weather is here to stay.
As I was taking these pictures I was surprised to see a small wasp show up and get completely covered with the pollen of the flower before flying off to look for some other early flowers.
Pollinators get to work as soon as the first flower opens up.