--the study of birds
birds of prey
red tailed hawk
Eats mostly small birds and mammals.
Amphibians: include salamanders, toads, and frogs. One difference between the two is the structure of their outer skin. Reptiles are covered with scales, shields, or plates, and their toes have claws.
The Gila monster is a species of venomous lizard native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexican state of Sonora.
Lizards of the desert
blue tailed skink
The coyote; from Nahuatl, Coyotl, is a canine native to North America.
concepts covered this week
Taxonomy: classification, especially of organisms
types of plants
Also important: Moncot vs Dicot
Monocot: flowering plants whose seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf, or cotyledon.
Dicot: flowering plants whose seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf, or cotyledon.
types of photosynthesis
Cacti are CAM plants
Photosynthesis: the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a byproduct.
photosynthesis: absorbs red and blue light and reflects green light
Calvin Cycle, in plants
ATP: Adenosine triphosphate: made up of the molecule adenosine (which itself is made up of adenine and a ribose sugar) and three phosphate groups
types of research
Good to know, names of types of research:
Botany: study of plants
Entomology: study of insects
Arachnology: study of arachnids such as spiders and scorpions
Ornithology: study of birds
Herpetology: study of amphibians and reptiles
Mammalogy: study of mammals
Trophic level: each of several hierarchical levels in an ecosystem, comprising organisms that share the same function in the food chain and the same nutritional relationship to the primary sources of energy.
Poison is absorbed or ingested; a poisonous animal can only deliver toxic chemicals if another animal touches or eats it. Venom, on the other hand, is always injected. Every venomous animal has a mechanism (e.g., stingers, fangs, etc.) to inject toxins directly into another animal. It is for these reasons that frogsare can be poisonous to touch or eat, while snakes are venomous when they use their fangs to bite.
How did that cow eat that cactus?
Rabbits (Lagomorphs) and rodents split
oh yeah, birds are dinosaurs