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On the Trails: The ecology of fear

...aspens and cottonwoods recovered, which helped stabilize stream banks and improve fish habitat. When their major food plants (just mentioned) recovered, beavers moved back in, creating ponds that support fish, amphibians and lots of insects...
Juneau Empire Story Archive sizes and interspersed openings. This allows sunlight to reach the forest floor to stimulate the growth of food plants for deer. The large branches of older trees intercept and hold snowfall in winter, allowing deer access to food when...
How do your heirloom tomatoes grow?

...the fish waste in a nutrient-rich solution that's high in nitrogen, one of the three essential elements in plant food. Plants thrive on that broken down waste, use it as nutrients and end up cleaning water for the fish.In other words, plants...
Being sign aware

...and habitat preferences. "It'll give you a good hint about the habits of the animal," he said. "They list the food plants. That's the sort of thing they don't cover on the TV nature shows because it's not exciting. It's extremely...
Insects become specialized to make a meal out of a variety of plants

...specialized, utilizing just a few food plants, thus avoiding the need for dealing...similar benefits from some of our food plants!) Still more entrancing are the...insect herbivores deal with their food plants. There are thousands of fascinating...
Scientists take pulse of warming Arctic

...squandering their chance to produce fruit the following year. Among those already blooming out of turn are important food plants such as the lowbush cranberry and a variety of blueberry. Some researchers, though, are resigned to changes they...


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