Monday, November 29, 2010

Hitchiti Experiment Forest


                         Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)

·        Wild Ginger is a native North American perennial.
·        Found in moist rich soils in shady woodlands.
·        It smells like ginger.
·        It uses for medicinal purposes.

                   Leaf litter decomposition

·      Leaf litter decomposition is an important process of forest ecosystems.
·      Litter provides habitat for small animals and plants.
·      Litter can be used to construct nests.

                           The Southern Pine Beetle

·     Ranging from 2-7 millimeters in length
·     It could Created so much damage to a tree
·     It  is the most destructive insects to pines in Georgia.

                     Infested Pine Tree

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My favorite aquatic critters

1- Phytoplankton

·         Most phytoplankton is too small to be individually seen with the unaided eye.
·         They live in the upper layers of the ocean and which forms the basis of the marine food chain or web..

2- Zooplankton

·         Zooplankton are microscopic animals that eat other plankton.

3-Aquatic Macrophyte

·         Macrophyte is an aquatic plant that grows in or near water and is either emergent, submergent, or floating.
·         It provides cover for fish and substrate for aquatic invertebrates.


·         A fish is any aquatic vertebrate animal that is covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins”.
·         Most fish are "cold-blooded", or ectothermic, allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change”.

                ·         Crustaceans are a large group of arthropods.
               ·          They treated as a subphylum.


·         Mammals are animals which share a number of important traits that make them different from other animals.
·         They are warm blooded, gives birth to a live baby.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tropical Rainforest Biome

·         Spread  in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Central America, Mexico and on many of the Pacific Islands.

·         Rainforests are home to half of all the living animal and plant species on the planet.

·         Tropical rain forests are called the "world's largest pharmacy" because over a quarter of modern medicines originate from its plants.