First pollen

Thank goodness for willows and poplars.

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Willow catkin bursting with pollen

You can see the yellow buds of pollen in the willow catkin–welcome food for hungry bees in the spring.

Catkin is the name for the willow flower. Click here for a good short primer on flower anatomy and on the anatomy of catkin “flowers” in particular.

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Gorgeous blue sky behind.
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See the yellow bowls of pollen

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