Life in Forests

Life in Forests

Trees are the pillars of the forest upon which much of the other forest life is shaped.

Associated with them, there may be more than a thousand kinds of shrubs, vines, herbs, ferns, mosses, and toadstool, even in a small area of forest. Using trees as support, the smaller plants grow in their shade, and depend on the high humidity that the canopy of leaves maintains.

In addition, the forest consists of all sorts of animals such as, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Forests are also the house of variety of insects, mites etc. Some seek nectar from the flowers, other feed on green leaves and tender parts of plants, some bore deep holes in the wood, some from mines in the plant tissue and so on. Ants and termites are everywhere. It is a very rare forest that does not