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Milkweed seed and exposed pods. We love this plant. Only lotus have a more complex flower. This native to our vegetable farm feeds and hosts butterflies. They are an incredible ecological keystone species. Without them we lose the Monarch. Beautiful in bloom as in cold silence of winter. #ecology #diversity #sustainability #naturalfarming #nature #biology #ecofarm #regenerativeagriculture #beneficialinsects #beneficialplants #beneficialplants #butterfly #milkweed #milkweedseeds…
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Keystone Species ELEPHANTS graphic organizer
This 2 sided graphic organizer helps consolidate information concerning elephants and their vital role in their ecosystems, the threats to elephant survival as a species and the social structure of the herds. This page is wonderful for class, lecture, video or
Keystone Species: How Predators Create Abundance and Stability - Nature and Community
Whitney Laboratory has established an oyster restoration initiative in the area. Learn more about the program by reading below. Frequently Asked Questions Why are oysters important? Oysters are keystone species on which other species depend. They provide cover, habitat and food for more than 180 other species of marine life. Oysters form bars and reefs...
Trophic Cascades Modeling Task (assessment in the style of NGSS)
I love this activity because it REALLY forces students dig into one of two really cool ecosystems--Yellowstone or Isle Royale. Prior to this activity, my Enviro Sci students spend some time learning about keystone species, invasive species, trophic cascades, food webs, top down/bottom up control, and the idea of interdependence.