Video by BotanicalSociety
In the pilot episode of the video series Plants Are Cool Too!, host Dr. Chris Martine, associate professor of biology at SUNY Plattsburgh, talks to Dr. Maggie Koopman, assistant professor of biology at Eastern Michigan University, about the habitat, life cycle, morphology and ecosystem of Sarracenia alata, a species of carnivorous pitcher plant.
The pilot project was funded by the American Botanical Society of America and we hope there are many more future episodes to demonstrate why Plants are cool too! Possibly the best part of this undertaking is the fantastic opening sequence. The theme song -- which will get stuck in your head -- begins:
Animals are cuddly. Animals are cute.
You could put a kitten in a 3 piece suit.
But could an animal make it's own food? (No!)
Could an animal feed the whole world? (No!)
Could an animal help you get a girl? (No!)
Plants are cool too!