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1. (Science: ecology) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the united states, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.

2. A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

3. (Science: zoology) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family tabanidae, which attack both men and beasts. See horse fly.

a fly of the genus hippobosca, especially. H. Equina. See horse tick.

forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. Forest laws, laws for the protection of game, preservation of timber, etc, in forests. Forest tree, a tree of the forest, especially a timber tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree.

Origin: OF. Forest, f. Foret, LL. Forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop, open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. Foris, foras, out of doors. Land that is covered with trees and shrubs.Establish a forest on previously unforested land; afforest the mountains.The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area.An ecosystem heavily colonised by trees.

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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

... in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. So do different ecosystems have different environments? Like would a small pond IN a forest be two separate ecosystems? Or a river IN a rainforest – would the river and the rainforest be two different ecosystems? 2) And also I read that ...

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by gooner97
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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wildlife gardening

... suitable thickness of branches that will support a nest. Only in very mature trees are there suitable nesting sites, and few people have room for forest giants in their gardens. So, plant the beautiful trees and shrubs from the garden centres, not native woodland species, and you will have beauty ...

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by animartco
Sun May 18, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wildlife gardening
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Please check my answers.

... which is now extinct. I think the answer is C. 2. Under which of the following conditions will speciation not occur? A. Logging operations in a forest cut a single population of beetles in two so that they can no longer mix. B. Some snails in a population develop shells that twist to the right ...

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by moondisyko
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Please check my answers.
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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... compound, but once this is sated your craving my disappear. My personal take on the "natural" diet is that ancient ancestors living in a forest will eat whatever they can find - they didn't have the choice. They may indeed have had cravings like you do, but with our greater choice of ...

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by Babybel56
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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... Homo being exposed to drastically different environments in different areas. One area is a grassland full of predators, while the other is a forest of fruiting trees. The grassland is pushing for bulkier Homo that can fight off predators with their bare hands. The forest is pushing for small ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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