I'm curious about how plant and animal life have been able support each other throughout time and how each has evolved in a way that would help the other?
For example I have heard that plants have evolved to attract animals, such as bees in order to allow for pollination. These plants produce smelly flowers that are usually white.... or colorful, non-smelling flowers. By allowing bees to collect nectar for themselves and their hive, the plants are able to be pollinated in the process.
Earlier today I was noticing a bird hopping up branches of a tightly branched tree, which made me think of how plants and animals would support each other throughout time. Trees are usually homes for a lot of animals, including birds, so I was curious about the evolution of trees to allow for tigher canopies to protect animals from the weather/elements.
My question is, how have plants and animals influenced each other's evolution, by helping each other throughout history?