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Indonesia's Forest Floor - National Geographic Society (click to watch video!) BBC Nature - 'Mystery' stick insect discovered. 4 September 2012Last updated at 04:04 By Matt Walker Editor, BBC Nature Conlephasma enigma: a stick insect unlike any other A mysterious new species of stick insect has been discovered living in the Philippines by scientists.

BBC Nature - 'Mystery' stick insect discovered

RainforestPlantAdaptations. GCSE Bitesize: Adapting to rainforest life. Plant Adaptations. Plant Adaptations 1.

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BarkIn drier, temperate deciduous forests a thick bark helps to limit moisture evaporation from the tree's trunk. KDE Santa Barbara. Location | Weather | Plants | Animals | People | Links LOCATION: There are two types of rainforest biomes: temperate and tropical rainforests.

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Temperate rainforests are found along coasts in temperate regions. National Geographic. In Brazil, which houses 30 percent of the remaining tropical rain forest on Earth, more than 50,000 square miles of rain forest were lost to deforestation between 2000 and 2005.

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Biologists worry about the long-term consequences. Drought may be one. Some rain forests, including the Amazon, began experiencing drought in the 1990s, possibly due to deforestation and global warming. BBC Nature - New species of genuflecting plant buries its own seeds. 23 September 2011Last updated at 11:42 By Alejandra Martins Reporter, BBC Latin America service Spigelia genuflexa bends over to release its seeds to the ground A new plant that "bends down" to deposit its seeds has been discovered in the Atlantic forest in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil.

BBC Nature - New species of genuflecting plant buries its own seeds

The new species has been named Spigelia genuflexa after its unusual adaptation. After fruits are formed, the fruiting branches bend down, depositing the capsules of seeds on the ground and sometimes burying them in the soft cover of moss The discovery is reported in the journal PhytoKeys. BBC Nature - Why Swiss cheese plants are full of holes. 18 January 2013Last updated at 03:56 By Ella Davies Reporter, BBC Nature The "monster" leaves can reach up to 90cm long Swiss cheese plants' leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist.

BBC Nature - Why Swiss cheese plants are full of holes

Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests. The counter-intuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests. Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.