To accompany the BBC TV series Secrets of our Living Planet, you can order a 'How Nature Works' booklet containing four friezes that give you an insight into different UK habitats. Follow the link below
We have taken four of these extraordinary settings and illustrated the connections for you.
Forests, grasslands, jungles and wetlands are complex habitats and the interplay between different organisms can mean that they are finely balanced: a small change in one part may have profound consequences for the whole ecosystem.
Understanding the connections is of obvious importance for the future, but there is a fascination in just looking at the natural world and marvelling at the way in which natural selection has shaped the interdependence of organisms.
So, why does the gecko need the giraffe? The Grasslands frieze reveals the answer.
If you experience any problems ordering online, you can also call 0845 366 0254 (local rate) to order your booklet. You can access a PDF version by following the link above—it is a 23 MB download.
While you're waiting for your booklet to arrive, why not explore these habitats?