Bush Honeysuckles Bush Honeysuckles are inavasive species plants that grow quickly and agressivly diplacing other Plants. Bush Honeysuckles are harmful to plants, mammals, and wildlife. Of the roughly 2,300 inavasive plant species in Indiana, 25% are non native and are responsible for degrading and destroying thousands of acres of our natural plant communities of Indiana. Bush Honeysuckles where introduced to Northern America in late 1800s and 1900s. They are now reported to be found in 81 counties in Indiana.
Parrot Fever spread throughout America, and eventually brought death to one of five people that were infected.” There were a total of a hundred and sixty-nine cases of psittacosis nationwide. This disease took thirty-three lives and left everyone devastated. This epidemic made it clear that diseases can kill anyone and
Predators... Predators to the fruit bat are pythons, hawks, owl, pet cats and also humans because we destroy their habitat by cutting down
Glow Worms - Arachnocampa flava Glow worms are the larvae of a large mosquito-like fly. They inhabit a variety of terrain that consists of shady protected places with high humidity, and somewhat damp places where you can find glow worms are in the earth walls of roadside cuttings and tracks, crevices in rock faces, creek banks, and on root masses of large fallen trees. The life cycle of a glow worm involves four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult fly. Eggs are laid in large numbers directly onto the walls of the site. Some two weeks later the eggs hatch into tiny larvae that immediately start glowing from their tails.
The Effects of the Invading Tawny Crazy Ants Ecology is the branch in biology that deals with the interactions between organisms and their environment. Tawny crazy ants are an example of ecology by the way they impact ecosystems as invasive species due to the absence of natural predators, pathogens and competitors (Kronauer, 2014). These invasive ant species were found in Texas around 2002 commonly known as tawny (Rasberry) ants and now classified as Nylanderia fulva (Ant, 2013). Tawny crazy ants affect ecosystems as an invasive species. The Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis invicta, are being successfully outcompeted and even displaced by the crazy ants (Gotzek et al., 2012).
They are also diurnal. Gila monsters lay 2 to 13 eggs and they mate in the spring but don’t lay them until summer. The mother doesn’t stay home with her babies.The gila monster’s prey is small birds and animals, mice, insects and eggs. Gila monsters are the only poisonous lizard in America. If you annoy gila monsters they grab you and not do let go.
The already skimpy amount of crop production, due to the dusty droughts, became even skimpier as the grasshoppers endlessly and thoughtlessly devoured them hungrily, according to Walter (“Dealing with Grasshoppers”). With this investigation, it has been determined that the “dark clouds” of grasshoppers worsened the Dust Bowl conditions and increased discomfort in every way possible during the era of the Great Depression. Summary of Evidence The grasshoppers arrived during the Dust Bowl days, to add “insult to injury”. (“Life in Western Kansas”) If any light was accidentally visible through the dusty clouds,
TRUE KATYDID Food Web: 1. Some katydids eat other insects. 2. The katydid’s predators are bats, snakes and monkeys. 3.
About 42 percent of the amount of Agent Orange that we used was devoted to crop destruction; the products of hours of hard work were demolished within seconds. Agent Orange caused many people to starve to death. It has been reported, by the New York Times, that the herbicide destroyed 75 percent of the rice crops. Because people’s homes and crops were being destroyed, they were left homeless and hungry on the
Know the virus is very common from a single Mosquito bite during the summer season. However, not all mosquitos carry WNV. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) tell us that “West Nile Virus is an"arbovirus" that causes encephalitis (inflammation to the brain)” (CDC (2006). The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses and some other mammals. Buckley (2011)explains the process that occurs when a Blood-feeding insects such as mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds, which leaves the virus in their blood for a few days ( para.2).