Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are highly dependent on flowers to provide nectar as food; at the same time, those plants are reliant on the pollinators for reproduction. Over the past few decades, declines in both flower and pollinator diversity and abundance have prompted ecologists to wonder about the consequences of flower loss for pollinator communities and for plant pollination.
Click here to read the rest of the article.: What happens when pollinators lose their flowers? A new study suggests some answers | Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity Blog