How well do you know your wildflowers and pollinators?
Take Grow Wild’s new wildflower quiz and share your results! Find out more about the role of beetles and butterflies in pollination.
Nectar in flowers – what’s in it?
Many plants entice flower visitors with an irresistible reward: nectar. This article in Scottish Pollinators (19 May 2022), ‘A bitter-sweet medication’ explores the complex chemistry of nectar, and how these chemicals can help or hinder plant eaters and pollinators.
The language of wildflowers
A lovely post from Grow Wild (5 April 2022) on how wild flowers are used for reflection, connection and remembrance. A useful resource for RME at school?
Tiptoe through the bluebells….
Spotted any bluebells yet? Muddy Faces Spring newsletter has shared Bluebell Folklore & Traditions here, a fab page from the National Trust.
Flower and fly – a special arrangement
Read about this fascinating relationship between the beautiful yellow globeflower, and the root-maggot fly, in this Scottish Pollinators post (21 October 2021).