Marilyn's yard pond > by calico_jester ()
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"Energy, water, nitrogen and soil minerals are other essential abiotic components of an ecosystem. The energy that flows through ecosystems is obtained primarily from the sun. It generally enters the system through photosynthesis, a process that also captures carbon from the atmosphere. By feeding on plants and on one another, animals play an important role in the movement of matter and energy through the system. They also influence the quantity of plant and microbial biomass present. By breaking down dead organic matter, decomposers release carbon back to the atmosphere and facilitate nutrient cycling by converting nutrients stored in dead biomass back to a form that can be readily used by plants and other microbes."
.... this small yard pond is thriving, and continues to nourish wildlife, as was our family teaching.
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RodS () 5:51PM | Mon, 26 December 2016
And it has such delightful reflections!
Hope your Christmas was the best, Kenn, and that your 2017 will be filled with good times!