By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to an African cloud wooded area! As you place off down the mountain direction, all you notice forward is a thick tangle of vines and bamboo bushes. however the cloud woodland is filled with existence, from a collared sunbird soaring over a few vegetation to a leopard stalking an enormous wooded area hog. Day and evening within the cloud wooded area, the quest is directly to locate nutrition - and to prevent changing into a person else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are hooked up to each other in a nutrition chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What course will you're taking to stick with the meals chain in the course of the cloud woodland? Will you . . . Watch a fierce honey badger conflict a deadly snake? Slink besides an African golden cat because it tails its prey? Munch on a few leaves with a relations of mountain gorillas? stick to all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what event!
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The royal couple’s children will become a new colony of worker and soldier termites. They will take care of the king and queen in a new nest. While the alates look for mates, A winged alate termite the colony’s worker termites are busy. They are chewing up the dead wood of the cloud forest for their king and queen. This will help to feed their colony. Also, as decomposers, the termites help break down the forest so that other plants and animals can use its nutrients. Last night for dinner, the termites chewed on .
Her ability to hide is part of what makes her such a successful hunter. She reaches the bottom of the tree and pads off into the dusk. Frogs croak and birds call around her. Most don’t even know she’s within earshot. She stalks through the thick leaves and brush. Her ears perk up. What’s that? The golden cat watches as a crowned eagle flaps to the ground in the clearing right in front of her. A still-squirming squirrel is tight in the eagle’s talons. Dinner is served! The African golden cat pushes through the leaves of the bush.
A Cloud Forest Food Chain: A Who-eats-what Adventure in Africa (Follow That Food Chain) by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn