Leaves, twigs, branches and bark collect on the ground in forests all over the world. We call this leaf litter, but it isn’t really rubbish at all. If you look closely you will discover a world of animals and plants living side by side, a busy secret world we hardly ever see.
Come on a journey to a fascinating world hidden within a small patch of leaf litter beneath a single tree. See how this world changes as the seasons move from autumn through to summer. Discover how all plants and animals have a part to play, and how they all depend on one another to survive.
Have fun testing your detective skills with the list of ten Things to Find on each page – the more you look, the more you’ll learn about the mysteries of nature that are all around us.
'Leaf Litter' gives children a new way to see the world, and helps them realise that each part affects all the others, and that every living thing is continually changing.