That's a great question! Wind can be a powerful
tool to helping plants and animals spread. It is
especially important for lot's of plants because
they are stuck inWind helps animals because
many animals use wind to move around the
environment from one place to another. Some
spiders will produce a parachute using spider silk
and fly away with the wind.
Many plants rely on wind to help reproduction
in the form of pollination. This is where
male parts of a plant combine with female parts of
a plant to produce a new plant! (aka the seed).
The male part that moves with wind is called
pollen. Pollen can be transported with the
wind and land on the female part, the
pistil. Then the pollen combines with the egg
from the female and creates a seed. That's how
wind helps plants reproduce! Incredibly important
for many different species. Pollen is released
from plants and that's why we have seasonal
alergies in the spring and why you might find
yellow dust on your car (lots and lots of pollen).