The neighbors - negative attraction


But seven neighbors in the Rivergreen gated community told Secrets Wednesday that the Pauls are friendly homeowners who kept their property tidy.

The team checked out eight ponds at aUniversity of Florida preserve, four containing fish, the other fourfish-free. They found that shoreline St. John's wort plants near thefish ponds were far better pollinated than those near the fish-freeponds. The reason? Fish reduce, if not decimate, dragonfly populationswhen they start their lives in the ponds as larvae. Those dragonfliesthat can escape the fish grow up to live outside the water environmentwhere their major prey are bees, moths and flies, which live in asynergistic state with the flowering plants - what ecologists call"mutualism." A bee, for instance, gets nourishment from a floweringplant, and the plant is able to reproduce because of the bee'sattention; thus, both species benefit mutually.



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