What is an example of a food chain with a plant?
Most, if not all, food chains have a plant of some sort in it - around trophic level one.
It is usually a plant. A herbivore or omnivore devours the plant, and a predator eats the herbivore/omnivore, starting and ending a food cycle, also called a food chain. Also, the sun grows the plant in which the animal eats. The first organism in a food chain is a plant or a organism that can photosynthesise. or... There is not a first organism in the food chain! :-)
Trophic levels are levels in a food chain. Every food chain must begin with a producer (also called an autotroph), which is a plant that can produce its own food by photosynthesis. When a plant is eaten by a vegetarian animal (like an insect) which is eaten by a carnivore (a bird, for example) which is eaten by another carnivore (a snake, for example), each step in the process is another trophic level. The energy…
Actually the food chain starts with a producer. The producer makes its own food during the process called photosynthesis. In which it gets its energy from the Sunlight. This is one reason why we sometimes say that a food chain starts with the Sun. Sunlight----> (falls on) Plant----> (plant carries out photosynthesis to make food)----> (plant fresh and green!!) Sunlight--> Plant--> Caterpillar--> Bird--> Cat--> Decomposers.