Deciduous Forest Food Web
The table lists producers and consumers in a temperate deciduous forest community. On a separate sheet of paper create two diagrams.
- Draw and label a trophic level pyramid with primary producers as the bottom level and the top consumers at the top.
- Draw and label a food web showing all the trophic relationships. Keep the trophic levels on the same tier or level of your diagram.
|squirrels||acorns, fruits and seeds|
|chipmunks||acorns, fruits and seeds|
|mice||acorns, fruits and seeds|
|shrews||insects, invertebrates, salamanders|
|owls||small birds, rodents|
|organic matter||primary producer|
|invertebrates (animals without backbones - nematodes, worms, etc).||microbes, plant material|
|insects||organic matter, plant material|
|butterflies and moths||leaves, flowers|
|flies and mosquitoes||sap and plant juices|