Thursday, 20 October 2011

Evening cactus flowers

These cactuses flower at night.  They are pollinated by moths... though not here, in Australia, where the required species of moths are not available.  As the sun goes down, the next days blooms begin to open.....
 ... the ones that will flower in a few days time are still tiny buds.....
 ... but tonight, the air will be perfumed again....
..... the moths are missing out on all of this.

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