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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Image Number D476-1

Ecologist Adam Davis holds giant ragweed seeds, a favorite food of rodents and birds. The cage is used to determine the annual proportion of weed seeds eaten by various animals under a canopy of red clover, which may increase weed seed consumption by rodents by hiding them from hawks and other predators.

Photo by Peggy Greb.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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