By Theodore H. Fleming
By night, bats and moths feed on the nectar of night-blooming cactus flowers. By day, birds and bees do the same, taking to blooms for their sweet sustenance. In return these special creatures pollinate the equally intriguing plants in an ecological circle of sustainability.
No Species Is an Island describes Theodore H. Fleming’s eleven-year study of the pollination biology of these species in the Sonoran Desert – the most biologically diverse desert in the world – at a site in Sonora, Mexico, near Kino Bay.