Question of the Week: Poor Pollination

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with the three cucumbers on the right?

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These cucumbers are misshaped because of poor pollination.  Cucumbers need several hundred grains of pollen to be properly pollinated.  Pollen from male cucumber flowers is large and sticky; therefore, it requires several bee visits for the female flowers to obtain the appropriate amount of pollen.  If there are not enough bee visits then the fruit ends up looking like these cucumbers.  Check out this website for more detailed info.

 

Here is this week’s question:  This nest was found when a field of ESO peas was harvested recently.  What bird made this nest in the middle of a field?

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