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Habitat Resources: Creating a Log Pile

Create excellent cover for reptiles, amphibians, insects, and other critters.

Log piles, rock piles or stone walls make excellent places for many amphibians, small reptiles, and other wildlife species to hide, find food, and even raise their young.

What you can do:

  • Build a permanent log pile, rock pile, and/or brush pile in the shade.
  • Leave fallen logs on the ground, letting them decay naturally.
  • Leave some leaf litter on the ground or in your planting beds.



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