The mushroom was turning into organic material, which means it is a decomposer.
The squirrel, the consumer, ate the nuts and stashed them away for later.
The ecosystem for the fish has never changed, it has always been water.
The producer makes food for all the animals and itself.
The food chain explains which animals need eachother.
The biotic rabbit came from many generations of other rabbits.
The abiotic fish was the only one of its kind.
The bunny finally adapted to his surroundings and got food
Some biotic factors in a wetland ecosystem is frogs or crocodiles.
Some abiotic factors in a wetland ecosystem are rocks or water.
Energy enters the food chain in radiant energy.
The arrows represent what gets eaten by what.
Some animals wouldn't be able to eat and die off and so on. This would happen because they can't eat anything but that item.
The wetlands have an important filtering capability. As the water runs through, the wetlands take nutrients and some pollutants, and reduce sediments.
The wetlands are like a sponge. They soak up the excess water like rain and let it out slowly. Also, the trees, roots, and other vegatation slow down the flow.
Wetland plants hold the soil in place during storms, hurricanes, tropical storms, on the shores of lakes and oceans.
More than one-third of the USA's endangered species live in wetlands because of the protection and easy access to food.