The Food Web

Food Webs

Overview

What is a Food Web?

Why is it called a food web? What does it have to do with energy?

    Producers

    Producers are the base of the food web, capturing energy and storing it in a form that living things can use.

    Primary Consumers

    Primary consumers are usually herbivores, eating plants to get their stored energy.

    Secondary Consumers

    Secondary consumers are predators, animals that eat other animals.

    Scavengers and Decomposers

    Meet the "clean up crew" of the food web.

    Putting it all together