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  1. Do You Know Where You Live? You live in a place that used to be a forest!

  2. Eastern Deciduous Forest

  3. On The Piedmont

  4. Four Layers Of the Forest

  5. What Lives in a Forest?Native Plants • Native Plants have lived here for thousands of years • Native Plants are food. • Feed Insects which are food to small mammals and birds. • They are the start of the food chain.

  6. Canopy - The Tall Trees

  7. Shag Bark Hickory • Name Algonquin “Pohickery” • Flowers at age 20 • Hickory nuts at age 40 • Life span 200-300 years

  8. Shag Bark Hickory • 70-100 Feet Tall • If the forest is left alone for hundreds of years you will find more hickories than any other tree.

  9. Insects that Use Hickories • Hickory Horned Devil • Largest Caterpillar in North America • Comes out in Late Summer/Early Fall

  10. More Insects That Use Hickories

  11. Animals That Depend on Hickories for Food

  12. More Animals That Depend on Hickories

  13. American Beech • Smooth Grey Bark • It takes 10 years to make seeds. • Beeches can live 300 to 400 years.

  14. American Beech • Beech nuts were eaten by Native Americans. • Many Insects, Birds and animals use this tree for homes and food too.

  15. Insects

  16. Birds That Prefer Beech Trees for Nesting

  17. Animals that Depend On Beech Trees for their Nuts

  18. More Animals that Love Beech Nuts

  19. One small Mammal

  20. And one Big Mammal

  21. Native Trees are Very Important • Trees Feed Insects • Trees Feed Birds • Trees Feed Small and Large Mammals • A Big Oak Tree can feed and give homes to as many as 1000 creatures!

  22. The Shrub Layer

  23. Muscle Wood

  24. Muscle Wood • Carpinus caroliniana • Muscle Wood • American Hornbeam • Ironwood • Blue beech • Water beech

  25. Muscle Wood Flowers Feed:

  26. Muscle Wood Favorite Nest Site For:

  27. Muscle Wood Nuts Are Eaten By:

  28. Mammals That Eat Muscle Wood • Beaver cut down Muscle Wood for food and for their lodges. • White Tailed Deer eat the leaves in Summer and the twigs in Winter.

  29. Sassafras Tree

  30. Sassafras Tree • Leaves • Bark • Fruit • Flowers

  31. Sassafras Tree Leaves

  32. What are These Flies Doing?

  33. What is it?

  34. Insects that Use Sassafras Trees • Spicebush caterpillar rolls itself up in a leaf to hide from birds.

  35. Spice Bush Swallowtail

  36. Insects that use Sassafras Yellow Poplar Weevil

  37. 18 Types of Birds Eat Sassafras

  38. Mammals • White Tailed Deer eat leaves and twigs • White Cotton Tailed Rabbits east twigs and bark

  39. People are Mammals Too! • Root Beer was made from the roots • Used in chewing gum and toothpaste • In 1603 Sassafras was the first forest product the colonists exported to Europe. The bark was used as a dye.

  40. The Herb Layer

  41. Wintergreen

  42. Wintergreen • Ruffed Grouse eat berries and leaves • White Tailed Deer eat the twigs in winter

  43. Jack-in-the-Pulpit • Spring Flowers fill the forest floor before all the leaves come out in the canopy and shrub layer.