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Forest Food Webs

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Forest Food Webs

This is a Forest Food Web. See if you can identify all the parts of the food web that make this a functioning, healthy ecosystem. Look for:

The Producers - the trees, shrubs and plants.

The Primary Consumers – the mice, squirrels and rabbits.

The Secondary Consumers – the fox and hawk.

The Scavengers –  the turkey vulture and fox.

The Decomposers or Detritivores – mushrooms, insects and microorganisms.

Forest Food Webs

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Forest Food Webs

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