One could spend eons of time marveling at the cornucopia of organisms in the grasslands of Nose Hill Park and yet not know everything about them for it is one thing to be able to identify these organisms and another to understand the interactions between them. Organisms depend upon each other and nature depends on them. This blog highlights the kinds of interactions between grassland organisms, looks at the succession of these organisms and of the grasslands of Nose Hill park itself and compares them to the forest and pond biomes as well as Edworthy Park. Firstly, what is an interaction? An interaction is the quality, state or process of (two or more organisms) acting on each other (Hallworth, 1988).
Figure 1: a picture of the labeled bugs caught in Nosehill Park.
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