Another look at seed dispersal by birds

Here’s what happens when a bird disperses the seed of the fruit it eats:

Seed sprouting amidst some bird droppings.

Well, it’s supposed to land on soil, not a hard, unyielding surface. Nevertheless, I was intrigued that the seed managed to sprout and live briefly in the bird’s droppings.

This happened to land beneath a tree during one of the rainy spells we had. Unfortunately, I forgot to check back on it for a few days, and the seedling died.

You see something new every day, don’t you?

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