Sunday, October 2, 2011
Where flowers grow bees are sure to follow
* From Wikipedia, along with spell check and Google one of the three dieties of the digital era: "More commonly, the process of pollination requires pollinators: organisms that carry or move the pollen grains from the anther to the receptive part of the carpel or pistil. This is biotic pollination. The various flower traits (and combinations thereof) that differentially attract one type of pollinator or another are known as pollination syndromes.
There are roughly 200,000 varieties of animal pollinators in the wild, most of which are insects. Entomophily, pollination by insects, often occurs on plants that have developed colored petals and a strong scent to attract insects such as, bees, wasps and occasionally ants (Hymenoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), and flies (Diptera). In zoophily, pollination is performed by vertebrates such as birds and bats, particularly, hummingbirds, sunbirds, spiderhunters, honeyeaters, and fruit bats."
Finally, leave it to blues to turn the pollination process into sexual innuendo about a back-door man. Muddy Waters doing "I'm a King Bee" live. The opening promo for Washburn University is very brief.