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Rock and log habitats

Rock and log habitats

Rocks as habitat

Rocks retain heat from the sun and are used by reptiles to warm themselves. Crevices in or between rocks provide shelter and nesting sites for reptiles and some mammals. They also provide shelter for invertebrates and a growing platform for lichens and other plant-like organisms. 


Logs as habitat

Many ground feeding birds, frogs, lizards and Australian mammals need rotting or hollow logs to survive. They create homes and shelter whilst also providing nutrients as they decompose and can act as a form of erosion control.


Southern leaf tailed gecko

This gecko is known for its leaf-shaped tail. Its skin is rough and scaly with mottled patterns which make for perfect camouflage in a sandstone rock crevice habitat. 


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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.

Download free from Apple Books.


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