Nature

The Queen Of Trees

Season 23, Episode 10 of 7

The story of the sycamore fig and its tiny pollinator describes one of the most remarkable relationships in the natural world -- between a tree and a wasp. It is a relationship of utter dependency and a triumph of co-evolution. The detailed behavioral intrigue of the wasps that live hidden inside each fig contrasts with the tree's prominence in the African bush, where it is central to the lives of many animals -- from elephants and ants to birds and crocodiles. It provides for all, in ways that are diverse yet connected. Ultra-macro photography makes it possible to tell a wildlife story that has never been told before.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
8/30/2009
7 p.m.
8/31/2009
2 a.m.
Arizona Public Media is a service of the University of Arizona and our broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents who hold the trademarks for Arizona Public Media and AZPM. We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples.
The University of Arizona