Friday, November 14, 2008

Pollen mixture magnified through an electron microscope . . .

Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower, morning glory, hollyhock, lily, primrose and caster bean. The largest one at center is nearly 100 microns wide (human hair is approximately 100 microns thick). (Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility ~ Dartmouth College)

Now I know why honey bees are so fond of pollen---because it is so beautiful!

Please visit The Big Picture for a fascinating 32-photo essay entitled
Peering into the Micro World.

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