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Dave Miller
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Some interesting research on interactions between plants & birds:

Plants send signal attracting birds when insects attack
 
Miles Flansburg
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A long time ago, I cannot tell you where, I read about birds singing to the flowers to make them happy so they would have more seeds! I thought that was cool too.
 
John Polk
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I have also read (in various places) that sick, or stressed plants emit odors that attract pests and diseases.
This is part of Mother Nature's culling process - eliminate the sickly.

 
Kay Gee
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interesting how science is catching up to traditional thoughts of plants communicating and being far more lively than we tend to think. It's amazing jsut how much everything interacts, be it understood or not.
 
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