What Lives in a Forest? Native Plants Native Plants have lived here for thousands of years Native Plants are food. Feed Insects which are food to small mammals and birds. They are the start of the food chain.
Mammals White Tailed Deer eat leaves and twigs White Cotton Tailed Rabbits east twigs and bark
People are Mammals Too! Root Beer was made from the roots Used in chewing gum and toothpaste In 1603 Sassafras was the first forest product the colonists exported to Europe. The bark was used as a dye.
Hard to Find This is a special bird. Where does it come from? Where does it nest?
Why? Loss of Habitat. The birds are missing because they have lost their homes and the native shrubs that have nuts and berries that feed them They have lost the insects that need native plants to eat.
Why? Too Many Deer Deer eat a lot of plants Native plants are their favorite. Too many deer means that all the small plants, shrubs and small trees disappear