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nectar and pollen

Nectar is a sweet substance, produced by some plants to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bees collect nectar and make it into honey. While collecting the nectar, pollinators accidentally transfer pollen from male flowers to female flowers, or between the male and female parts of flowers that have both. Pollen is a … Continue reading nectar and pollen Read more >>>

Poisonous and Toxic

Poisonous (adjective) describes any substance, natural or manufactured, that is harmful or deadly to living cells, even in small quantities. Toxic (adjective) refers to poison that is produced naturally by living things, but people often use ‘toxic’ to describe any substance that is harmful or not good for you e.g. ‘toxic fumes’. This is very … Continue reading Poisonous and Toxic Read more >>>