Something in the air?

pollen Aug 11 2016

Hi Melbourne, already a touch of spring in the air and I’m excited about the coming pollen season. I’ve had some questions about what’s currently in the air and the answer is not much. Took a count on Thursday Aug 11 and as expected saw no grass pollen and only 7 other pollen types per cubic metre of air. Among the other pollen were pine, cypress, eucalyptus and possibly some plantain as well. A few fungal spores such as the one shown, which I think is Pleospora. There will be a few changes to the pollen count this year which I’ll tell you about later.