By Chris Bennett (Farm Press Blog) July 5, 2012
All of nature’s beauty is not equal. There is a world of absolute wonder and marvel seldom seen. Just a glance behind the curtain — and the complexity is numbing.
Over 80 percent of flowering plants need a pollinator to reproduce: bats, butterflies, birds, beetles, ants, bees, and many more. A pound of honey holds the essence of 2 million flowers, and a bee colony may log up to 55,000 miles in flight distance to gather nectar for that single pound.
(For more, see: Pound of honey a stunning bee creation)
Numbers? They tend to fade on the memory’s canvas. Stack up enough numbers or statistics — and the whole pile collapses on itself.
But pictures? Here is a stunning look into the hidden world of pollination; the video footage is phenomenal — The Beauty of Pollination:
("The Beauty of Pollination" from "Wings of Life" by filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg.)