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Old 10-13-2017, 07:17 AM   #1
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I found this article and thought it worth sharing:

How Spiders Increase Plant Diversity ? In Defense of Plants
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:49 PM   #2
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Monitoring the behavior and interaction of species has given us so much more information with which to use in conservation. This is why habitat protection is as important as species protection. No species acts alone. Thanks dapjwy.
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Very interesting article!
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Thanks for the fine article, Dap. I've long been a believer in the need and efficacy of fostering predators in an environment. They're the law on the beat, making sure no others begin to upset nature's balance, and though I'm not completely unafraid of spiders, I like seeing the one's I'm familiar with doing well in the yard, as I know they're keeping many other insects under control.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:56 PM   #5
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Monitoring the behavior and interaction of species has given us so much more information with which to use in conservation. This is why habitat protection is as important as species protection. No species acts alone. Thanks dapjwy.
Right, no species acts alone.

There is a purpose for everything.

I wish more of the general public understood the need to preserve intact habitats...and that individual species interact in ways we rarely even know.

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Very interesting article!
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Someone on Facebook shared it. As soon as I read it, I knew that I had to share it here.

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Thanks for the fine article, Dap. I've long been a believer in the need and efficacy of fostering predators in an environment. They're the law on the beat, making sure no others begin to upset nature's balance, and though I'm not completely unafraid of spiders, I like seeing the one's I'm familiar with doing well in the yard, as I know they're keeping many other insects under control.
You are welcome.

I hope as more and more studies come out, the general public comes to accept the need for predators, both big and small.

I don't want them crawling in me (~smile~), but I am happy to find quite a variety of spiders making their homes on our property. As I encounter new-to-me spiders, I look them up...eventually, more and more will become familiar to me.
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Very interesting article! And I agree, I hope more of the general public (and ranchers) can begin to accept that predators, large and small, are important to a healthy ecosystem.
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Very interesting article! And I agree, I hope more of the general public (and ranchers) can begin to accept that predators, large and small, are important to a healthy ecosystem.
Yes. Exactly...both large and small.
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Very interesting article! And I agree, I hope more of the general public (and ranchers) can begin to accept that predators, large and small, are important to a healthy ecosystem.
Amen! to that!!!
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