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Old 08-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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This blogger really did a lot of research and thinking about biodiversity and its importance. How wonderful to read the summary of that work.
Included are many sources used for the article. Impressive.

native backyard: Listening To Other Species

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What happens to our perception of the world if we have to assume that every living thing is sentient enough to perceive a threat and respond to it? What if that response involves communicating with other species? What are we missing by not sensing or observing the calls of species outside our genus?
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Also impacting the entire planet are the next four species groups: bats, fungi, plankton and bees. Fungi is the species least at risk, but its important to understand what it does. Without fungi, we simply would have no plants. It is a fungi that allows plants to obtain nutrients and water from the soil. “Rather than directly sucking these essential building blocks of life into its roots, plants have to rely upon the fungi to gather it for them from the surrounding soil.*” Fungi are also an essential element in the composting of dead plants and animals so that the nutrients embodied within are returned to the environment. And I would remind you that without fungi, we’d be without bread, cheese, chocolate and beer. I mean, if we lose those we might as well throw in the towel right?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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Good find, Gloria.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Yes, thank you for sharing.
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