Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pollination Season

Nectaring Bat- TED Video
Watching zebra swallowtails nectaring on the tiny flowers of early spring reminded me that we are entering the big pollination season.  Not only are the bees and butterflies out, but flies are starting to warm up to the brown flowers, drawn by the false smells of dead stuff.  In the words of our friend Sarah, they flowers use insects as their sexual servants.

This beautiful TED video will get you ready for summer, seeing natures wonders closeup as only modern cameras can.  It is a reminder of the broad array of creatures which pollinate our plants and the complex web of nature.

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