What is a Pond?
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***What is a pond? A pond is a body of water. Well, there are many different kinds. Some can be small and some can be very large. Roots can grow throught the pond because it is 12-15 feet deep near the center. The sun can warm up the pond top to bottom, so roots and plants can grow. Items on the surface like lily pads make shade to cool off the water. Light reaches the bottom of the pond and the spots that the lily pads and duckweed or other plants shade won't get much light. At night the pond,of course, cools off.
***A pond is a good
place to find many living animals. You can find insects or plants
in or out of the pond or arond the pond in large groups. Birds
and other animals visit the pond for rest and food. There may
be fish if the pond is strong enough to last for awhile before
becoming coming another landform like a meadow. Millions of microscopic
life come into the pond supplying food for the larger animals.
Every plant or animal, alive or not, is food for some hungry
creature. Smaller animals or plants is eaten for food by the
next larger animal or mammal. Once the largest animal is dead
the smaller ones feed upon it. This process is called the food
chain. Absolutely nothing is wasted in a pond by other creatures.
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