Even you need a habitat to live in.
So, what is a habitat?
A habitat is a home for plants and animals.
Habitats are great because they provide:
Like the plants and animals of the Everglades, we humans need these things in our homes too.
Think about it, would you like to live in your home if there wasn’t enough food and water to eat and drink? What about a solid roof over your head to protect you from storms? If you have a brother or sister, you probably want your own space too.
These four resources, (food, water, shelter, and space) are the traits of a successful and healthy habitat for the plants and animals of the Everglades.
The Everglades has many habitats. For now, we’ll focus on four:
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Did You Know?
Many of the orchids found within the Everglades are "epiphytic," growing on host trees that are used for support. This adaptation allows a variety of plants to grow in an otherwise harsh environment.