Exploring the Diversity of Life in Your Immediate Environment
One of the easiest ways to engage with #biologyeverywhere is to look out your window or step outside.
How many living things can you see if you look out your window right now? Can you count the number of different animals and plants that you see?
Is there anything unique about the plants/animals that you see that is special to where you are in the world? For example, do you live near a body of water? Is the air salty? Is the air dry? Or wet? These non-living or abiotic factors influence the biodiversity present around you too.
Biodiversity, or the variety of life around us, is important for overall stability of our ecological environments (ecology is a subdiscipline of biology concerned with the interconnectedness of life) as well as human health.