The Boreal Forest: 2. Colonization

“Colonization” is a revealing look at Lichens, the real pioneers, self-sufficient organisms that are able to colonize bare rock, the sand and gravels left behind as the glaciers retreated. As this micro-ecosystem decomposes, organic soil is formed ultimately creating a seed bed. Close inspection of the lichens, fungi and mosses reveals their relationship with the trees and land and some unexpected environmental warning signals. This episode is part two in a series on the eco-systems in the Boreal Forest and features Prince Albert National Park in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. For more information check out episode #16 in the Railway Adventures across Canada category.

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