NatureWorks

Decomposers and Scavengers

Special | 14m 46s Video has closed captioning.

Patrice looks at the important role decomposers and scavengers play in the natural world. She then visits with Dave and they check on the progress of the decomposition of a dead gray squirrel. Then we take an up-close look at the turkey vulture. Finally, Hawk Mathany and Chris Thayer of the Appalachian Mountain Club show Laura and Marshall just how and what they recycle in the wilderness.

Aired: 05/10/10

Rating: TV-G

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