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Photography Lecture – Pollination – visual insights, Bath Society of Botanical Artists (BSBA)
September 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: BRLSI, 18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN during the Bath Society of Botanical Artists (BSBA) exhibition The Art of Pollination which is on view 10 – 28 September 2015 from 10am – 4pm (closed Sundays) at BRLSI
Heather will show – via her exciting photography – fascinating ways flowers entice and deter their array of pollinators and the rewards they offer to lure then back. High speed flash captures pollen release by simulating buzz pollination and ultra violet flash reveals UV floral guides hidden to our eyes.
Working at Kew in her own garden and travelling to 20 countries, Heather Angel has captured images that provide an intriguing insight into how flowers communicate with their pollinators. Some change colour – over all or part of the flower – when the flower no longer has rewards on offer. Others control precisely when pollinators enter or leave by the time they open and close their petals or when they emit a scent.