December 1, 2021

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This Plant Attracts Bats With a Satellite Dish

Most plants use colorful flowers to attract their favorite pollinators. But Marcgravia evenia is trying to attract bats, so it needs to do things a little differently, leading to some unique-shaped leaves.

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https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/aerial-view-of-fields-full-of-sunflowers-for-oil-production-near-leon-in-spain-nature-agriculture-in-spanish-countryside-landscape-natural-beauty-seen-from-drone-flying-in-sky-r647qvghsjztklmwk
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https://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/751177
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bat_echolocation.jpg
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