Proper Pollination


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This American Bumblebee is demonstrating the correct entomophily (insect pollination) technique. As it wiggles into the flower to slurp some sweet nectar, pollen grains attach to the bee’s body. At the next flower, some of the pollen (aka plant sperm) will brush off, helping to fertilize that flower’s egg cells. Practicing safe plant sex leaves all parties satisfied!

Categories: Nature Notes

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