~ Nutty Pollen ~ Friday Flyers ~

If it’s in the air and it comes from nature, it’s a Friday Flyer!

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Hazelnut (Corylus) shrubs and trees bloom in the middle of winter. Wind — abundant here this time of year — carries pollen from the male catkins (pictured) to small red female flowers which remain dormant until spring when the nut begins to grow into delicious, nutritious and healthy food for humans and critters. *The Celts believed hazelnuts gave one wisdom and inspiration. Works for me!

*Wikipedia

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