Trees live a long time - but not forever. Once it falls - whether limb-by-limb or crashing to earth all at once - it becomes home to new creatures.Next time you come upon a rotting log check out who's living in, on, and under it.
Things you might find:
ants and termites
a tree growing out of it
Make sure to return it to its original spot if you lift or roll it over. And remember to sketch the neat log-life you discover.
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