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"Flower colors as the bees see them"

© Botanischer Garten

Bees see flower colors differently than humans, because bees can see ultraviolet light, but not red light. False color photography from the bee's perspective makes flower colors visible as bees see them, such as the snowdrop in the snow, flower color changes from attractive to inconspicuous colors, bird flowers that are inconspicuous to bees and UV patterns that are invisible to humans. The most common attractant signal of bee-pollinated flowers are pollen and pollen imitating flower markings; they are part of a bee Esperanto, a visual language of flowers understood by bees worldwide.

Tuesday, February 20th 2024, 6:30 - 9 pm

Speaker: Prof. i.R. Dr. Klaus Lunau, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf
Location: Heliconia Hall at the Bohnenkamp House, Botanical Garden of the University of Osnabrück, Albrechtstraße 29.

Participation is free of charge. A donation would be appreciated.

Do you have any questions?
phone: +49 541 969 2739

Botanical Garden programme 2024