Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the stamens to the stigma of a plant. There are two types of pollination: animal pollination and wind pollination.


Plants with colourful petals attract animals (birds and insects) to the flower to drink the nectar. Pollen from the stamens stick to the animal’s body. When the animal travels to another plant, some pollen is transferred. This is called animal pollination.


Plants such as trees and grasses (which don’t have colourful petals to attract animals) use wind pollination to reproduce. The wind blows pollen from the staments to the stigma.