Awwww, I love sitting here on my porch in the evening, just enjoying the sun, watching it set. There’s nothing like it. Well, here’s a little story that I like to tell, All the organisms in my yard think it’s really swell. It’s about a water ecosystem of which I’m fond And that water ecosystem is my pond Ecosystems really are fascinating things, You’ve got living and non-living organisms interacting In my pond I’ve got a really smart fish He sings part of the song and it sounds like this. I’m a little fishy, just swimming about, picking up small pebbles and spitting ‘em out. Decomposers take my poopy and break it down It turns to nutrients and is absorbed in the ground From the water I take in oxygen, This is vital for a fishy’s respiration, During respiration I give off CO2, the CO2 is in the water for the plants to use. Ecosystems really are fascinating things, You’ve got living and non-living organisms interacting In my pond I’ve got a plant rooted to the ground, He’ll tell you about all the things he sees floatin’ around “I’m the elodea plant just wishin’ and washin’ it’s hard to think I’m sitting underwater here talkin’ my job in the water, is a simple thing I take in nutrients that are broken down for me I also take in sunlight, water and C02 To make oxygen and sugar, and sugar’s my food At night without sunlight I can’t do photosynthesis So I start to respirate like other organisms. Ecosystems really are fascinating things, You’ve got living and non-living organisms interacting In my pond I’ve got teenie tiny little things They are know as bacteria and they also like to sing “We’re the decomposers you’ve all heard about, we do gross things ecosystems can’t do without. We take in poopy, and break it down too Yes this is, the job we do!!! Since we respirate we take in oxygen We give off co2, again and again. Without us in water it would be a gross place You can find us in small ponds and also in lakes. Well my three little friends just told you about their jobs. Every organism has a special role that we call a niche. Like I said before, I love my little pond, Cuz it’s got so many things in there that go on and on I’m just so glad you’ve been able to visit And learn about this pond and little ecosystem that I love so much Just think about the ecosystems where you live in Where you live, what’s going on? How living and non-living things are interacting It’s a fascinating thing and I hope you enjoyed this little story. Take care now.