Tuesday, December 18, 2007

conifers and winter

Within the branches of coniferous trees in winter lies another world, one of dramatic cold-weather plant physiology and ecology, dormant insects, nearly constant shade, roosting or feeding birds, patterns of snow, and the interplay of light and dark. Learn more about the coniferous forest biome here. Conifers provide safe daylight roosts for many owl species, for example...but only if we leave them alone.

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