Apr. 25, 2018

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Continuing with yesterday's field thistle, here's a shot of some of those plentiful pollinators.  These yellow flutterbys will soon morph into goldfinches.  Thistles hedge their bets on seed distribution.  If the wind doesn't blow the fluffy seeds around, the birds that dine on them will carry them off.  The question is, why do birds eat something that doesn't digest any better than these hard little bits.  Apparently, there are enough seeds that do not survive the passage to keep both birds and blooms going.