10. Beneficial Relationships
A primary goal of this virtual field trip is to better understand nature. While it is important to be able to identify representative plants and animals, it is also important to gain some understanding of how organisms function in nature. Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and certain other animals have a mutually beneficial relationship with plants. The animals collect nectar and sometimes pollen from flowers, and while doing so transport pollen from flower to flower. While pollinators benefit by obtaining food from flowers, plants benefit by having their flowers cross-pollinated.