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Log Life

A tree has fallen in the forest. Its branches are rotting. But rotting logs are full of life. Look what lives and grows on logs.

Ferns grow on fallen wood. These leafy plants do not have flowers.

Mushrooms are a type of fungus. Bugs feast on them.

Logs are home to bugs, like centipedes.

Ants tunnel through logs.

Pill bugs live beneath logs. They love places that are cool and dark.

Moss is a flat green plant. It grows well in shady spots. Some grasses do too!

A previous version of this article misstated that a centipede is an insect. A centipede is not an insect, it is an arthropod.