Movers and Makers: Movers and Makers How Animals Build and by Robin Koontz

By Robin Koontz

This sequence explains the behaviors, variations, and features of various life-forms in several environments.

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One pair often builds several giant structures before it decides on one. Other animals, such as owls, ducks, snakes, and lizards, appreciate the free housing. 36 bird loves A satin bower kets to using blue trin use. ho decorate his The male bowerbird can out-decorate the hammerhead stork. This bird, from Australia and New Guinea, creates an elaborate structure called a bower to attract a mate. Each has its own design. The structure might be a wide arch made of sticks, moss, and leaves. The bowerbird may set up a tall, decorated pole.

Where concrete is made from sand, rocks, and cement mixed with water, beavers create a mix of sticks, rocks, debris, and mud for their dams. Beavers make their dams wider and taller as the water rises. Their goal is to create a pond deep enough not to freeze solid during the winter. They store food in the water under the surface ice. Some beaver dams are huge and very old. The longest one recorded so far is about 2,800 feet (850 m) long. Researchers believe that more than one beaver colony built it.

Beavers make their dams wider and taller as the water rises. Their goal is to create a pond deep enough not to freeze solid during the winter. They store food in the water under the surface ice. Some beaver dams are huge and very old. The longest one recorded so far is about 2,800 feet (850 m) long. Researchers believe that more than one beaver colony built it. Safe Haven for Many By damming a stream and creating a pond and surrounding wetlands, beavers create a safe haven in which to raise a family.

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