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Chipmunk eating
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Chipmunks stuff small plants and insects into their cheeks when they feed. Skunks and coyotes hunt the small mammals.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Park Service
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Katie Hale (CSUF;Biological Sciences)
Date Added:
07/14/2007
Coyote (Canis latrans)
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Coyotes are top consumers in any food web, meaning they eat primary producers (plants) and consumers such as insects, spiders, toads, small mammals (chipmunks, skunks, and mice), and large mammals (deer). No animals eat coyotes, except maybe the occasional human.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Park Service
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Katie Hale (CSUF;Biological Sciences)
Date Added:
07/24/2004
Moth using proboscis to get food from flower
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Not only bees pollinate flowers. Moths have a specialized mouth structure called a proboscis that is used to extract nectar and pollinate the flower. The moth benefits by getting food and the flower benefits by being pollinated.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Park Service
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Date Added:
12/30/2006
Park Geology Tour -- Geologic Features
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This site offers geologic field notes, maps, and photographs of the national parks. The site is organized around 14 thematic areas, such as fossils, plate tectonics, and volcanoes.

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Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
National Park Service
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
07/27/2000
Scorpion anatomy
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One reason why scorpions are considered to be arachnids is because they have eight legs. The pedipalps (claws) are not considered legs since they don't help the scorpion walk or maneuver. The telson, or tail, has a stinging barb on it that injects venom into the scorpion's prey or enemy.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Park Service
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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N/A N/A (National Park Service;)
Date Added:
06/10/2004
The effect of acid rain on a leaf
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Acid rain falls on leaves and is taken in through the stomata. The chemicals cause the leaf tissue to die prematurely.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
National Park Service
Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) Collection
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Katie Hale (California State University, Fullerton;Student, Biological Sciences)
Date Added:
01/12/2007