Related Program: The Nature of Things Mutualism: Birds & Flowers By W. Brooks Paternotte • Aug 26, 2014 Related Program: The Nature of Things ShareTweetEmail Listen Listening... / 4:18 One of the most crucial parts of a species’ survival is its ability to reproduce. For many plants, this means creating some kind of seed or pod that can travel away from itself. But when a plant is stationary, how can it get its seeds to move? Tags: WYPR ProgramsThe Nature of ThingsShareTweetEmail Related Content Monarchs By W. Brooks Paternotte • Aug 19, 2014 Listen Listening... / 3:58 Monarch butterflies are famous for their southward migration and northward return in summer from here to Mexico. Black-Eyed Susans By W. Brooks Paternotte • Aug 12, 2014 Black-eyed susans are known as "pioneer plants," and are an important component in preventing erosion in critical areas like road cuts and hillsides. Listen Listening... / 3:40 Mosquitos By W. Brooks Paternotte • Aug 5, 2014 "I’m covered in mosquito bites," a friend says. "Aren’t you?" Is it just dumb luck? Or is there science behind which of us the mosquitoes prefer? Indian Pipe Flower By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jul 29, 2014 Listen Listening... / 3:35 Starting now and going into the later part of the summer season, you might come across Indian Pipe in the dense forest understory near the beech trees it prefers. Northern Copperhead Snakes By W. Brooks Paternotte • Jul 22, 2014 Listen Listening... / 4:17 Northern copperheads can be found in forested hillsides and wetlands, and will even occupy wood or sawdust piles from the Eastern Shore west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.