Habitat Logs

How to Help the Creepy Crawlies on the Forest Floor

rough-skinned newt
Downed logs provide shelter to many forest species, including the rough-skinned newt, which sometimes overwinters in old logs. Photo: Ken Bevis/DNR.

The forest floor is rich with life, largely unseen, largely small. Salamanders and small mammals creep and crawl about in the great struggle for survival that is nature. While battling with red teeth and claws, they need quiet places to rest, reproduce, feed and regroup. All of this drama quietly unfolds beneath our very feet, and downed logs play an integral role.

Wood Domain

Do you know the name of the tree in your garden? The process of tree identification and classification can be difficult. Luckily there are many similarities and clues that help you to identify and classify a tree. Pick up the challenge learn more about the trees in your area with this informative directory.

10 Myths About Trees

I love this article because it debunks some of the most distressing ideas about trees that people have. So may problems could be averted if people knew the truth!

—Kelly