First pollen today in my area of Michigan.

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  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Girls were bringing in pollen today. One whole day ahead of 2004 and 2005 when the 28 was the first day. Stuff was pure white. Can't for the life of me figure out which plant it is from. Maybe the pouplar trees. kitty willows are not ready yet.

    :D Al
     
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    There's a few crocuses open here, but they're resorting to the old coffee grounds in the garden and dust from bird feeders for now.
     

  3. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    We don't drink coffree so that isn't it. No bird feeders either. Crocuses are just barely popping out of the ground too.
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    Mine are also hitting the protein supplement at the local dairy farms, the farmers have gotten used to that though:)
     
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    First pollen! Orange.
     
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    Skunk cabbage? No really that's generally the first around here.
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  7. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Is the pollen from the skunk cabbage White? I'll have to look today and see if any is above water yet. It has all been under water for some time here. The creek is been running high for nearly a month too. I see forget me nots greening up under thew water too.

    :D Al