Birds and the bees

Posted by Bruce Kahl on April 08, 2000

In Reply to: Birds and the bees posted by beth on April 07, 2000

: I was asked this question today in class. what does the saying the birds and bees have to do with having sex. I would greatly apperciate any info anyone has on this subject. thanks alot. beth

Birds and bees are considered pollinators--they carry pollen from male plants on their wings and bodies and then leave the pollen inside a female plant which helps the female plant produce flowers or fruit.