Many people only think of allergies when they hear the word pollen. But pollination, the transfer of pollen grains from one flower to another to make seeds and fruit- is a vital part of a healthy ecosystem. While some plants are self-pollinated or wind pollinated, most flowering plants require the help of insects and other animals to produce fruit and seeds. Pollinators come in all shapes and sizes. Over 100,000 species such as bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, and even birds and mammals and reptiles serve as pollinators worldwide.
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