Plants - Anaheim Hills, California, 2-27-17
When most people think of living things in our everyday lives, they think of friends, family, pets, or other animals they see at the zoo. However, the list extends far longer than that. Plants, decomposer such as fungi, and even products such as fruit and dead leaves can be considered an abiotic factor! Biotic factors are all around us and interact with our society in some of the most crucial to subtle ways possible. Soil, which contains, the waste, corpses, and litter of numerous plants and animals is used to plant trees and other producers in, which are eaten by consumer for energy. Twigs and larger sticks are used by birds, another abiotic factor, to build nests for their young. That bird, a California thrasher, for example, could be eaten by another biotic factor, a red diamond rattlesnake.