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Why do plants provide bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other animals with nectar?

Question:

Why do plants provide bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other animals with nectar?

Pollination

Pollination occurs when pollen from the male part of a plant is transferred to the female part of the plant. This can occur when a flower pollinates itself and this is called self-pollination. Alternately, the pollen can be carried from one flower to another by an animal, insect, wind or water.

Answer and Explanation:

Plants provide insects and animals with nectar to encourage them to come to their flower, drink nectar and at the same time collect pollen on their body. When the animal or insect goes to another plant they will take this pollen with them pollinating the second plant.


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