Mainely Phenology 4/28/18

Producers/Hosts: Hazel Stark and Joe Horn


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Imagine being the size of a sesame seed and trying to survive in the great outdoors. Just about everything seems bigger than you, you lack wings, so it takes forever to get around, too much sun can make you dry out and die, and your only source of food is trapped inside mammals and birds that are much larger and faster than you are. To adapt to this intimidating situation, you spend most of your time waiting—perhaps on the tip of a blade of grass on the border between forest and field—for what might feel like a once in a lifetime chance that some creature might brush by you and offer a long-awaited meal. It sounds like a tough life, doesn’t it?