Habitat<br /><ul><li>The Coyotes adapt very were so there habitats include forests, grasslands, and swamps. They are normally not in the same area as wolves.
They are also found in suburban, agricultural, and urban settings.
The coyote eats mostly small mammals such as rabbits, squirrels, and mice. They sometimes eat birds, snakes, and large insects.
The badgers depend on them for food because the coyote helps it out. Because sometimes coyotes use there holes.
It mates during early January to late march. There is from 1 to 19 offspring at a time. Both male and female bring food to there young . The young sometimes stay with pack into adulthood
It hunts around the den it normally hunts in pairs.</li></li></ul><li>Food Chain<br />Food Chain<br />Producer<br />Autotrophs<br />Primary consumer omnivore<br />Secondary consumer Carnivore<br />Tertiary Consumer <br />
Stream Quality Data & Analysis <br />The stream quality that the graph represents is good because there is none of category three which means it is good because they are excepting to bad quality water.<br />Class one means that the stream is good because they are very sensitive to the quality of water. Class two is more leaneant on the water quality. An I already said about class 3.<br />Well the stream affects it because the rabbit and the plant both utilize the stream in some way. Which if the stream were bad it would affect the the food chain.<br />
Water Testing Data and Analysis<br />The different levels of the stuff really is the deciding factor in whether or not it is a healthy stream or not. Like when it has higher Dissolved Oxygen it means the stream is healthy. If you look at the graph and the stream section you could what is good or not.<br />Dissolved oxygen should be around ten. Nitrates should be around 0. pH should be around 6. Phosphates should be around 0.<br />If my animals habitat was near the water it would probably get sick an possibly die because of the water quality <br />Temperature can affect the ecosystem by for example if there was warm water in the stream there wouldn’t be any fish an the less oxygen. High turbidity could clog fishes gills and kill them <br />
Positive and Negative Factors<br />The stream marsh and mine waters could affect my animal by . For example if the plants and grass consume the bad water then they would die off an then the rabbit and other small animals would not have any food to eat an they would die or get sick. Then the coyote could possibly get sick or die from the water or from not having any food.<br />Some factors that could positively and negatively effect the riparian zone are for ex : water pollution, air pollution weather. Some common sources of pollution would be open mind drainage, golf course water run off. Well if you wanted to conserve and preserve the stream you could fill could fill in the open mine. Or you could reduce the amount of fertilizer you use. All of the water pollution could effect the coyote by killing of what it eats or getting sick from drinking the water. <br />
Conclusion <br />I learned that in the ecosystem if some plant life dies off that it could affect the food chain way down the line.<br />Something I found interesting was that there was a lot of different types of coyotes I didn’t think there was that many species. <br />A topic that I would like to research further would be golf course water contamination or water run off. <br />
Work cited <br />www.google.com/images<br />www.wikipedia.com<br />http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html<br />