Day 2: Invertebrates
For the last pondlife episode we’ll transition from moss to the things that live in there, such as small invertebrate animals.
Video (scroll to bottom of the page): “Pondlife 3 – What Lives In Moss (Sally Warring + Michael Tessler)” (11:38)
Microscopic but still animals! Ecdysozoans.
Video: “Tardigrades – The Most Resilient Animals in the Universe” (7:41)
Insects are the largest group of animals, by far. Here we have one video, one audio program, and one paper on the first animals to conquer the air.
Video: “Life of Insects (BBC Life in Undergrowth)” (5:10; low res)
Audio: “Bee (BBC Natural Histories)” (27:42)
Reading: “Milkweeds and Monarchs (Ohio DNR)”