CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
October 20, 2011
By Niels Nokkentved, IDFG
When you think of a parasite,
what jumps into your mind? The October issue of Wildlife Express covers
parasites, from ticks to tapeworms, including a section on how
Parasitism is a relationship in which one organism gets benefits from another organism often causing some sort of injury. Ticks do this. Ticks feed on the blood of deer to the detriment of the deer.
Parasites may be found living on and in animals. Parasites may make your skin crawl, but they are a natural part of nature. Most wild animals have parasites. It is hard to find an animal or plant that doesn't have at least one parasite.
Maybe this issue of Wildlife Express will help change some of the "gross" factors about parasites to "wows."
Wildlife Express is published
nine times a year from September through May by Idaho Fish and Game for upper
elementary and middle school students. Each issue focuses on the natural history
Classroom subscriptions and an Educator's Guide are available for $35 per year and include a classroom set of 30 copies mailed to your school each month.
Subscriptions of 10 copies or less are available for $20.
Anyone may sponsor a subscription for their favorite school. To subscribe, fill out the Wildlife Express Subscription Form.
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