Pollination is for the Birds… and the Bees… and the Bats!

by Julie Tennis on November 30, 2011

Although they are the most abundant and diverse group of pollinators, insects are not the only animals that help plants reproduce.  Here’s a beautiful video of some of the many animals that help pollinate plants:

 

From YouTube:  “Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.”

{ 3 comments }

pollinators.info December 1, 2011 at 8:23 am

This is a great video! I was so glad to see some pollinators other than honey bees (although I do love the honey bees too!) 🙂

Alik July 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Very interesting and pnruofod observation. I had not really thought about that before, that our honeybees are by nature, unlike most other creatures, completly un-offensive. How wonderful that nature has proved the bee colony with members that are totally un-offensive, yet equipped with very effective defenses. Can we take a lesson from the game of football and apply it to nature? If you don’t have a good offense, you better have a great defense.

Cathy Nist November 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Amazing, I could watch this over and over (and have), I can’t wait to see the entire film.! The bats blew my mind, especially the cactus-pollinating bat with nursing baby attached.

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