Some animals that live underground are worms, moles and prairie dogs. Worms and moles live underground full time, while prairie dogs and chipmunks do spend time above ground.
Animals that burrow and live underground are called fossorial animals. These creatures live underground to protect themselves from predators, overly dry climates and/or extreme temperatures. They also find food underground, including plant materials, insects and insect eggs.
It is often possible to identify an animal by the type and size of hole it creates in the ground. A chipmunk hole is about the size of a silver dollar and cleanly dug, and a prairie dog leaves a taller lip of soil around the hole it digs.Learn More
Common lizards feed on insects, such as flies, grasshoppers and spiders, according to the Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group. They also eat invertebrates, including earthworms, small snails and centipedes.Full Answer >
A frog’s tongue is about a third of the length of its entire body. In comparison, if a human had the same size tongue it would reach the belly button.Full Answer >
Newts eat small fish, worms, grubs and other larva. Pet newts also eat commercial newt and salamander food. Newts require a varied diet to stay healthy.Full Answer >
A pioneer species is a species of plant that is highly resistant to threats and is the first to transplant into a previously untouched and undamaged ecosystem with examples such as bare rock, mosses, lichens, the Eastern Red-cedar tree, the Virginia Pine tree and the White Birch tree. Pioneer species provide a new level of ecological succession and add diversity to the ecosystem.Full Answer >