"This program integrates hard-core science with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the "secret world of plants," revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and sometimes, wage all-out war.
I was just about to post a link to this when I decided 'this seems so perfect. better check in case someone else beat me to it" good thing I did.
Seriously worth watching.
I love all the timelapse video. It brings the world of plants into sync with human perception. Talks about plant hormones and chemical releases under stress as well which is another supper interesting area of study. Plant's calling in beneficial insect reinforcement? Awesome! Plants changing flower shapes mid bloom to attract a different pollinator when one doesn't work out? Mind blowing. This is one of the better 'Nature' shows I've seen in awhile.
I would love to see a two or three hour version of this geared less towards a family audience and more towards plant enthusiasts who have long suspected such things.