© BSP 2013 If food is readily available, the same flower species can be visited by many different insects.  Nectar and pollen are both used as rewards for insects. Insects have developed specialised equipment to deal with plants that, for example, have hidden their nectar in a flower spur.  Flower Power (film) The 35 min. film ‘Flower Power’ explains in detail the relationships between flower shapes and pollination strategies of wild European flora. Most flowers have developed specific morphological traits to increase the chances of being fertilised by pollen-bearing insects. Some flowers for example try to attract as many insects as possible by offering readily accessible nectar, while other flowers have ingenious tricks to be pollinator specific. Because of lack of competition, this pollinator will visit many flowers of the same type in a row, thereby increasing the rate of pollen transfer between flowers of the same plant species. However, some insects developed ways to circumvent the plant’s selection procedure...   Whether you are a biologist, botanist, entomologist, student, primary school teacher, ecotourism guide, or simply love the variety of flower shapes in your garden, this film allows you to understand flower morphology, and, if so desired, to explain insect-flower relationships to others! Flower secrets are completely unravelled from the outside as well as the inside of the flowers, and the mechanics of flowers are demonstrated. Of course, many different insects appear in the film, showing us pollinator behaviour in the context of plant anatomy. This film will at first appear in a Dutch-spoken version, but an English version is scheduled to be released as well, later this year. Release of the film will be announced on the BSP website.      Producer: Arnold van den Burg