What Works 9: Mad Dash to Pollinate

Britain’s Deadnettle pops up earlier each year in Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us, which would be fine if today was the day that its species chose to emerge.  The article tells a different story with deadnettles dotting heaths across Britain as early as January.  It’s the apocalypse all right, and with the article being so SEO friendly, you too can read up on the hopelessness of our current situation.

It’s the first story you’ll find on the what the deadnettle’s early appearance means for it and plants alike, and while there is an abundance of deadnettles that don’t belong here, there is a bit of scarcity in the sourcing department.  This article was built from the words of three botanists.  It’s a small pool, but I’m still gullible enough to take a scientist’s word on something they’ve studied for over 50 years.

I suppose though, that one issue this article has is timeliness.  See, the Deadnettles started blooming in January.  This would have been more alarming during that time, when desolation and black mud is all that a UK winter should be known for.  It can work a little bit in the format in which it is presented.  Under better circumstances the coming of the deadnettles in march would be a fluff piece to occupy white space between advertisements.  Now the article says, “The UK has been alive for three months now.   We are honestly terrified.”


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