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Pollinator Definition

A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen between plants. For example, bees transfer pollen while feeding on nectar.

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Pollination and Seed Dispersal

Fun Facts

  • Bees drink nectar and pollen sticks to them, transferring it between flowers.
  • Butterflies, birds, and bats are all pollinators.
  • Pollen needs to be moved from one flower to another to make new plants.

Why Do We Need To Know About Pollinator

Learning how creatures like bees help plants grow can teach us a lot about how nature works together. It shows us how many different kinds of living things depend on each other to survive. Many different jobs involve working with nature, from farming to protecting the environment, and even creating new products.

Pollinators play a big part in making sure we have food because they help plants grow fruit and seeds. All shapes and sizes of pollinators are needed to make new plants. This connects to jobs in farming and gardening.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a bee help move pollen?
Pollen sticks to the bee while it drinks nectar and when the bee travels to another plant to drink more nectar, some of the pollen rubs off.
How does animal fur help move a seed from one place to another?
Some seeds stick to the animal’s fur. When the animal moves to another area, the seeds could fall off when the animal scratches or rubs against something.
What are some examples of pollinators?
Bees, birds and butterflies. Anything that moves pollen from one place to another is a pollinator.
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