Category Archives: Tiny Specks

Where does mold come from?

Mold is really a patch of tiny plants.  Tiny molds “seeds” called spores are carried away by currents of air.  When they land on a material they can use as food, the spores grow into new mold plants. If you leave a piece of damp bread in the kitchen, in a few days it will …

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What is Pollen?

The tiny yellow grains that are found in flowers are pollen.  The flowers use it in making the seeds that will grow into new plants. The dusty yellow grains that are found in flowers are pollen. Plants make the pollen in the saclike anthers of their flowers.  Pollen grains are so small that they look …

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