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Animals of Southwest Michigan

photos of a Variety of Animals in Southwest Michigan

Animals and biology connect to everything. Animals relate to many natural elements. Animals link to water. Animals need water to live. Land animals drink water at puddles, ponds, streams, rivers, springs, and lakes. Aquatic animals live in the water. Animals connect to the land. Some land animals eat plants that grow on the land. Other land animals hunt for smaller land animals. Some animals dig burrows into the ground to make dens. Animals relate to weather, climate, seasons, day, and night. Some animals live in hot climates. Some animals live in cold climates. Many animals are active year-round in Michigan. Some animals hibernate during the winter. Other animals migrate north in the spring and migrate south in the fall. Diurnal animals are active during the day and sleep at night. Nocturnal animals are active during the night and sleep during the day. Animals relate to plants. Plants provide many animals with food and shelter. Meanwhile, animals help plants by pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds. Animals connect to animals by the food web. Furthermore, animals provide people with many assets. Animals are beneficial to all social elements. For instance, some animals provide meat, which people eat for nourishment and protein (health). Some animals provide furs and hides, with which people use in their economy (to make their own clothes or to trade or sell). People use animal bones for tools and art. Students learn about many fascinating facts about animals at school and while directly watching animals live. The government makes laws about animals to try to protect endangered species. Animals provide people with inspiration. People make art about animals. Animals provide people with an opportunity of joy as people watch animals live. Many people cherish and value animals. Furthermore, people affect animals. People base their culture on animals' assets. Either, the culture wisely and sustainably uses animals for society's health, economy, education, freedom, art, and celebrations. Or, the culture abuses, pollutes, and wastes animals by accident or on purpose. Everything connects to everything; thus, animals are related to all social elements (health, economy, school, government, art, values, etc.), culture, and all natural elements (habitats, plants, water, ground, air, etc.).

Learn about sustaining nature, click on links below.

Southwest Michigan's Sustainable Pursuits
Various examples of how people of Southwest Michigan are currently taking action to sustain nature.

Additional Sustainable Pursuits
Various examples of how people of Michigan, USA, and beyond are currently taking action to sustain nature.

Nature Quotes

Great Life, Great Culture
Examples of a sustainable life and sustainable culture. Describes what it takes to be 100% totally sustainable.

Imagine a School
A sustainable school. A school in which children learn about their connections to social elements and natural elements; and children learn how to be a benefit to society and nature and to enrich and sustain society and nature.
40 ways a school can be a benefit to children, society, and nature.

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Photos of a Variety of Animals in Southwest Michigan

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