Nature in Her Wisdom
Planned how to
feed Her Creatures
efficiently, without waste.
Sustenance She organized…
With natural logistics
able to sustain All
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Witnessing the Barred Owl wait, capture, and consume a chipmunk was a very humbling experience for me to observe. In all honesty, my first reaction… when I knew the chipmunk would be caught… was absolute horror. (Chipmunks are so cute… my little garden pets.) But, once my anthropomorphic thoughts faded into the mind of a naturalist, I was fascinated by watching ecology in action. My respect and awe of Nature ever deepens.
Trophic, from Ancient Greek τροφικός (trophikos) “pertaining to food or nourishment”
The trophic level of an organism is the position it occupies in a food web. A food chain is a succession of organisms that eat other organisms and may, in turn, be eaten themselves. The trophic level of an organism is the number of steps it is from the start of the chain. A food web starts at trophic level 1 with primary producers such as plants, can move to herbivores at level 2, carnivores at level 3 or higher, and typically finish with apex predators at level 4 or 5. The path along the chain can form either a one-way flow or a food “web”. Ecological communities with higher biodiversity form more complex trophic paths.(05-13-2021, cut from Wikipedia )