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A habitat is the natural environment of an animal. It provides shelter, food, water and other requirements the animal needs for survival. Natural areas have many different habitat components.
Living habitat components include trees, shrubs and ground cover plants. A good quality habitat also contains many non-living components including leaf litter, rocks, logs and water.
A habitat that provides a variety of habitat components will support a greater diversity of animals. For example a ground cover of native grasses and herbs is a seed supply for finches but also home to lizards, small mammals and butterfly larvae. Trees and shrubs attract birds seeking nectar or pollen but are equally attractive to leaf eaters such as possums and a host of insects.
Throughout Australia there are many unique natural areas such as deserts, sub-tropical rainforests, grassy box woodlands and coastal heath. These environments all look different and contain their own special habitats.
Habitat is a special digital book that investigates the needs of living things through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and stunning images.
Explore the value of habitats such as trees, shrubs and ground cover plants and non-living habitats such as leaf litter, rocks, logs and water.
Find out how to create and restore habitats that will help animals survive and thrive.
This book supports Australian Curriculum biological sciences and living world.
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