Today I read an article on Sun Bears. It talked about how sun bears are omnivorous. There diet consists of leaves, lizards , berries, and insects. But what surprised me most was the fact that they use their claw to rip open bee hives to suck out the honey- they don’t even get bothered by bee stings. A main point in the article was that cultures still poach sun bears and now they are a vulnerable. Another factor is that many cultures still eat sun bears which is not good.
I choose this article because I didn’t even know what sun bears were up until now and i thought it would be fun to learn about it. It is important to society because it will make people think before they eat, think before they hunt, and think before they destroy. Poaching is controversial and it is important for society to hear it.
This week in science we learned about ecological succession. Ecological succession is about how an ecosystem evolves through time. First, the pioneer species comes, creating soil by breaking down rocks. This is known as primary succession, the first stage of ecological succession. The Ecosystem continues expand until a natural disaster occurs or humans interfere destroying the Ecosystem. At this point secondary succession takes place. Secondary succession is when species return, but this time the pioneer species doesn’t have to break down rock, because the soil is already there!
It was satisfying to learn how lichen and moss spent endless time breaking down rocks. Endless care and effort for 1,000 years. I think i participated well. I do not think i would have done anything differently. if climate change had not happened, what would be the biggest tree ever? Did trees once grow underwater? If so how would they get there nutrition’s? How many rocks do lichen break down a day?