17 November 2021
What’s happening in the First Creek Wetland’s ‘settlement’ pond?An alga has been growing there that hasn’t been recorded in Adelaide for many years.
Dates: 17 November - 12 December, 2021
Days and time: Wednesday - Sunday; 10am - 4pm
Where: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cost: Free entry
See pollen like never before with these unique 3D models that have been printed using microscopic images.
Produced by all flowering plants, pollen is a miniature packet that delivers the male DNA of a plant to the female egg.
It is so tough that it can survive in rocks and soil for millions of years.
The models on display are thousands of times larger than the original pollen grain and make it easier for you to see what pollen looks like to the insects that collect them.
Not only beautiful, they tell an interesting tale about the critical process of pollination.
Got some pollen or pollination questions? Meet our resident expert and research botanist, Dr. Andrew Thornhill for this special Australian Pollination Week activity!
Simply drop by the Museum at the times below to have a chat about this microscopic world:
Wednesday 17 November: 11am – 12pm
Thursday 18 November: 2pm – 3pm
Friday 19 November: 11am – 12pm
Sessions do not need to be booked and there is no cost.
The models were created using pollen slides made by the Australian National University, University of Reading and University of Hull.