Remarkable footage has been captured of falling Alsomitra vine seeds, which use paper-thin wings to disperse like giant gliders.
The seeds, which are produced by a football-sized pod, can glide hundreds of metres across the forest.
That ensures that the seeds fall far from their parent, giving the next generation of vines a head start.Matt Walker, “Vine seeds become ‘giant gliders’” at Earth News
But, we are told, there is no design in nature? Time to stop catering to wilful stupidity.