This resource was created by Stewart Hallman and Kate Reilly
"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money."
Often attributed to the Cree Indigenous Peoples, the quote reminds us that water is precious. Planet earth, despite being coined the “water planet”, has an extremely limited supply of accessible fresh water.
We hope you enjoy reading about just a few of the elements that represent the biodiversity of these interactive systems and perhaps on your next visit to Duke Farms, can make some aquatic discoveries of your own!
What's small, green, and grows all over? Algae and duckweed! Both these aquatic greens thrive in freshwater. Duckweed congregates around rocks shorelines while algae lurks below the water's surface - you can find both at the Meditation Garden at Duke Farms. Now that we've been properly introduced to both plants, what are the pros and cons of their growth in an ecosystem?