2. Sonoran Desert Predators – Marion Cimmino
4 weeks, Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00, Sept. 15-Oct. 6
All living animals have four basic needs for survival: air, water, shelter and food. Food consists of nutrients that are metabolized for energy and growth. No animal lives alone even though it may be solitary. Animals live in communities. A community consists of different plant and animal species in an area. There are several interactions between the different plant and animal species in a community. One interaction is predation. In this 4-part series we will explore predation among plants and animals and animals to animals. What are the adaptations of a successful predator? How and why do prey species survive? What is the importance of predation?
Marion Cimmino is a retired biology teacher who has taught extensively in the ILR. Her courses offer an interesting understanding of the natural environment which surrounds us.