From birds, to bees, insect to mammals, plant pollination is serious work. Here are some of the other supporting species that make it happen.
The natural world is literally buzzing with news on everything from bees to birds to new grim effects of global warming. Here's our roundup of nature articles you should check out...
In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives, leaving billions of dollars of crops at risk, threatening our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers - and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.
Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.
Species of monkey previously unknown to scientists discovered in the Congo, 390 million-year-old mollusk reconstructed in 3-D, and spongy tissue found in human hearts also found in those of reptiles.
An 80-year-old lobster is saved from restaurant fate, bees clue us in to "anti-aging" chemical, and a new study suggests atmospheric temperature may impact beak size of birds.