The Western Silver Aster, Symphyotrichum sericeum, is one of many organisms found in the endangered tallgrass prairies of Winnipeg, Canada. The aster is a food source for insects in the prairie and the insects provide cross-pollination for the flowers. Both are critical for the survival of this ecosystem.
Host Ari Daniel Shapiro speaks with Diana Bizecki Robson of the Manitoba Museum about how this endangered ecosystem’s flora and fauna are intimately connected with our own well-being.
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