Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Then Bats Need to Stay in the Tropics

Plants that are dependent on bats for pollination include bananas, dates, figs, cashews, avocados, saguaros, organ pipes, century plants, cloves, mangoes, breadfruit, carob, kapok, and almost every tropical night-blooming species, including the mescal plant. That’s right—without bats, there would be no tequila!

4 comments:

frogponder said...

Except Vampire Bats, dining on blood only, they can live anywhere! Bwa-ha-ha!
(An Early Bird special pre-October post)

Joy said...

Thanks.

Ms. Moon said...

Bats are amazing.

lelocolon said...

I love breadfruits, they are awesome. My parents have a tree in PR and the other day my mom sent me like 5 of them but by the time they arrived they were rotten. When I called her She kind of was annoyed, because she told me that she knew that it was going to happen, but that my dad insisted. You believe that. Since when did she ever listen to my father. Anyway I like bats from far, far, far, far apart. They are kind of scary to me. Thank you for making my early morning special.