hummingbirds

Nectar Brings Life

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"Nectar is for butterflies and hummingbirds," Hannah tells me. And so I look up nectar to see what I can find. There's a lot about how nectar is an attractor for pollinators, and how it often smells good to attract the birds, bugs, and bats it wishes to have come by and drink from it. These creatures gather pollen on their bodies and then distribute it to the other flowers in the general area making it possible for flowers to make fruit and seeds and continue to grow the next year. So nectar is a part of the cycle of fruitfulness of a plant.

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