A Sand County Almanac - Study Guide Chapter 12, December Summary & Analysis

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In this chapter, the writer introduces the most basic principle of ecology which is the home range, or the area that each animal uses on a daily basis for food and shelter. By following tracks, the narrator finds that the deer move around in an area about a mile long to find food from their bed. A person can tell a lot about an animals feeding habits for the season by looking at the plants around them. If a deer has feasted mostly on corn, then the height or length of the branches on trees will be longer. This is a good indicator of whether another farmer has protected his corn crop or not as a really hungry deer will go up on its hind legs to each branches from a tree if it is really hungry.

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