A micro-habitat is a small-scale, specific habitat which supports the survival of certain animals or plants. For instance, a rock-pool or a rotting log.
A micro-habitat will differ from the larger environment around it, making it particularly suited to one or more species.
For instance, the damp underside of a stone in the forest could provide shelter for a woodlouse, as well as decaying leaf and plant matter for them to eat. This micro-habitat is better adapted for the woodlouse than the exposed undergrowth of the forest floor.
Examples of micro-habitats include:
This lesson, read through the information PowerPoint below then complete the mini-beast hunt & match-up activity.
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