Exploring Pond Ecosystems
This month we will look closely at the life cycles of organisms that make their home in and around pond ecosystems. We will look for evidence of birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, and consider their diverse interactions with plants. Attempts will be made at identifying the current life cycle stages for these organisms, as well as understanding the entire progression. We will also collect pond water for further investigations with different levels of magnification, and use field guides to help identify macroinvertebrates present in the water.