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Plant Evolved a Bat Beckoning Beacon

Environment  (tags: Plant, beacon, rainforest )

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A rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it, scientists have found.

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Carol H (229)
Friday July 29, 2011, 5:19 am
wow, that is very interesting!!! thanks Suzane

Krasimira B (175)
Friday July 29, 2011, 9:13 am
Noted with interest, thank you Suzane for posting.

Shirley S (187)
Friday July 29, 2011, 8:35 pm

Elena Belikova (17)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:10 am
Impressive!:) Thank you for sharing this!

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:16 am
How amazing is nature!

Keerthana Rajeev (30)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:55 am

Sue M (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 10:05 am

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 10:35 am
Very cool!

Clifton Jackson (124)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 1:47 pm

Ellen m (215)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:11 pm
From my favorite cuddlefish to beautifly creative plants like this (and the venus flytrap!) , I'm forever amazed at the adaptability of life on this excluded!

caterina caligiuri (69)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:27 pm
thanks for the interesting article

Elisabeth T (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:30 pm
Very interesting...thanks for the article..

Gillian M (218)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 2:43 pm
Fascinating, thanx for the article

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 3:41 pm
Amazing how nature can adapt to fill it's needs.

Craig Z (86)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:33 pm
This kind of symbiotic evolution is very puzzling. It brings into question the notion of evolution as a purely random chance.

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 4:40 pm
The more that we learn about Nature, the more amazing how interlocked we find it is. The web of life is indeed finely interconnected.

Saturday July 30, 2011, 5:29 pm
Nature can be amazing.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:01 pm
Fascinating article. I love plants. Thanks Suzane

Barbara Goheen (0)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:06 pm

Anne K (139)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 6:50 pm
Interesting! Thanks Suzane.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:04 pm
Again the nature and its miracles.

David Hansen (2)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 7:22 pm
way cool nature asserting itself to stay alive.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 8:01 pm
Something to think about.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 8:43 pm
Interesting , thanks !

William Y (54)
Saturday July 30, 2011, 9:09 pm
Very interesting

Diane L (110)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 12:26 am
Interesting! Bats fascinate me. I'm glad that my property is well "bat-inated" and they come out every evening to eat insects. I've seen some very low flying ones that zoomed right over my head and I've often wondered if I could ever get one to come to me or land on my hand. Yeah, I know.....just sayin............the bats around here eat nothing but bugs and they're very beneficial!

michelle t (41)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 1:49 am
Interesting article.Thanks

jennifer curtis (1)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 3:17 am
this was interesting. i didnt know bats lived in places other than the u.s.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 6:35 am
GOD is Great!!

William Y (54)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 9:58 am
@ Diane L. I once had a bat land on my shirt. I think the thing was confused, I had a black shirt on and it stayed there for several minutes, the lit off back to its abode in a chimney across the street.

Sheila D (28)
Sunday July 31, 2011, 12:55 pm
Fascinating. Thanks for the information.

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday August 2, 2011, 12:11 am
How interesting. Cool picture.

David E (1)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:56 am
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