20) The first flowers

Angiosperms – flowering plants, developed beautiful and elaborate structures to attract insect and bird pollinators. Image credit: © Alex Anderson

114 million years ago, Flowers evolve gorgeous and overt sexual organs, making themselves irresistible to insects by way of colours, perfumes, and delightful nectars. Insects, drawn to the nectar, unknowingly transport pollen from one flower to the next, fertilizing the plants on which they feed. The Earth adorns herself magnificently and invites the sky creatures into a new dance. Flowers!