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Convey your baby face-to-face with nature with this primary reference for younger animal fanatics, now in paperback. you could discover nature in all its glory and observe all approximately crops and animals and the place they live.

You can discover what lifestyles is like underground, the place you will find the world's ugliest fish and why fungi are so exceptional. it truly is full of interest quizzes, 'turn and learn' packing containers and bite-sized nature proof little ones love getting their tooth into, there's plenty to determine and explore.

Go forward, permit your kids take a stroll into the flora and fauna!

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Queen Alexandra birdwing butterfly (female) Orchids New orchids are continually being discovered in rainforests. Birds The Amazon alone contains a third of Earth’s 9,000 known bird species. Orang-utan Slipper orchid 30 Where do most of a rainforest’s animals live? Rainforests Rainforest layers Emergents are the high tree tops that poke out above everything else. A rainforest is like a block of flats, with different residents at different layers. There are four main levels. The canopy is made up from the majority of the tree tops.

Some do so by starting life on top of other plants. Crystal anthurium Bromeliads provide a home for lots of small creatures. This tree branch is covered with epiphytes, or air plants. A weighty problem Plants that grow on tree trunks are called epiphytes. Epiphytes can eventually grow so heavy that a branch may fall under their weight. A green bucket Bromeliads are a type of epiphyte. Their leaves form a tight circle that catches rainwater. Their roots are purely for holding on – they do not steal the host tree’s nutrients.

Ants often remove seeds. These tiny creatures are found all over the world. Grasshoppers are vegetarian. Like crickets, they have large hind limbs. Termites like these cut up plant matter and carry it back to their nests. Caterpillars need to eat and eat and eat. Many feed on particular plants. The banded mongoose can dig, but it often moves into old termite nests instead. It’s my hole now Old prairie dog holes may be taken over by small burrowing owls. They often stand outside and wait for a meal to walk past.

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