Pollination is the intersection between the plant and animal kingdoms, where evolution and reproduction merge, and – as you’ll see in this video, after a short introduction by Louie Schwartzberg, – where art and science coalesce with a brilliant synergy
Spring is here and if you look around, you’ll see lots of flowers — and hopefully, lots of bees, too. Those bees are hard at work collecting nectar and pollen to feed their growing hive of sisters. At the same time, they’re pollinating flowers, ensuring another generation of plants, too. Pollination is one of the most essential biological activities in nature. Ninety percent of all flowering plants require an animal pollinator to successfully reproduce — and most of the food plants that humans and animals rely on are flowering plants. Pollination is a mutually beneficial relationship for both the plant and the pollinator. A wide variety of animals — primarily insects, but also birds and bats — pollinate plants.