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A honeybee gathers nectar from a flower at a farm in the western Austrian village of Seefeld May 14, 2013. | DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/Reuters/Corbis
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Top 10 Tricks for Pollinators

Flowers often need reproductive help from birds and bees, not to mention bats, moths, lizards and primates.

Published On 05/29/2014
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A Bee hummingbird ( | Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images
Morgan's Sphinx ( | Mitsuhiko Imamori/Minden Pictures/Corbis
Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae), feeding on Agave flower, Amado, Arizona. This bat is listed as vulnerable. | Roberta Olenick/Corbis
A breeding-plumage male Malachite Sunbird feeding on Leonotis flower nectar. | Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland via Wikimedia Commons
Tourists look at a blooming Titan Arum plant at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. | PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
A black and white ruffed lemur leaps through the air. | Martin Harvey/Corbis
A honey-possum (Tarsipes rostratus), feeds on nectar from an Oak-leaved dryandra (Dryandra quercifolia) in Fitzgerald River National Park, Western Australia. | Auscape/UIG via Getty Images
A tokay gecko from Southeast Asia cleans its eye with its tongue. | Martin Harvey/Corbis
Colonies of bumblebees are used to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes in Hveragerdi, South West Iceland. | Ashley Cooper/Corbis
A parasitic fig wasp, Torymidae, inserting ovipositer into fig, Ficus capensis. | Michael and Patricia Fogden/Corbis