pollen

Prairie Ramblings Episode
1:32 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

The Gold Coronado Missed

Hiking Boot Covered with Pollen

The search for gold compelled Spanish conquistador Coronado into Kansas.  Ironically, he found gold more valuable that the metal he hoped to find, but unfortunately did not recognize the value of the gold dust coating his boots and leggings.  Pollen is the essence of life, but without pollinators moving from plant to plant, creatures of every kind would lack fruits, vegetables, grains, and grasses.