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How bees help plants have sex - Fernanda S. Valdovinos

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Plants have a hard time finding mates -- their inability to get up and move around tends to inhibit them. Luckily for plants, bees and other pollinator species (including butterflies, moths and birds) help matchmake these lonely plants in exchange for food. Fernanda S. Valdovinos explains how these intricate pollination networks work and how it can all change from one season to the next.

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  • Educator Fernanda S. Valdovinos
  • Collaborator Eric Berlow
  • Animator Nadav Arbel
  • Artist Moran Barak
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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