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Study of a Woodland/Pond Area

Study of a Woodland/Pond Area - Group C:  Biotic Factors (Animals)

by Judith D. Jones  teacher East Chapel Hill High School 

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Find a STANDING TREE 
Check the standing tree for evidence of past activity of vertebrates, such as woodpecker holes, bird nests, etc. Look for evidence of animals, such as the presence of invertebrates under the bark, insect galls on the leaves, insect eggs, munching of leaves by other insects. Identify as many of the animals as possible. Note how many you find and where you find them. Collect specimens to take back to the classroom.

Animal Life Found on or around Standing Tree

Animal  Identification Description of animal











Describe any animals or evidence of animals you observe in the rest of the area; use the identifiers if you need to. You may use a trowel to dig up some earth to see if you can expose any animals. Be sure to return the earth after you have made your observations. You can also place a towel underneath a bush and shake the bush to cause animals to fall on the towel for you to observe.

Animal Identification Description of animal











Carefully examine the pond area. Do you see any signs of animal life around the pond? If possible, sweep a small net through the water to see if there is any sign of life. You might want to bring back some pond water to examine under a microscope.

Description of life found around the ponds:


What organisms did you find that are dependent on the pond for survival? Describe and explain.


What organisms do you know live in the forest that you did not see? Why did you not see them?

 

 

 

 

 

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