Thursday, December 2, 2010

Don't kiss under this mistletoe!

Mistletoe berries, Photo by Matt
Phainopepla (female) with dangling deposit
Photo by Bob Wenrick, 12/1/10
Mistletoe reproduction for kids of all ages: Berries are fruits. Fruits are one way for seeds to 'get around' (i.e., for plants to make more of themselves). Phainopeplas are animals (specifically, birds). Phainopeplas love to eat mistletoe berries. Every animal poops. (Check mesquites for more evidence.)

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