New habitat of storks: refuse dump in Oss
17 November 2018, Oss
Habitat: the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.In ecology, a habitat is the type of natural environment in which a particular species of organism lives. It is characterized by both physical and biological features. A species’ habitat is those places where it can find food, shelter, protection and mates for reproduction.
The storks live already for years at the garbage dump, they don’t migrate to West-Afrika but they hibernate in Oss, at the refuse dump (huge hills of sands), a strange place since no insects, snails,earthworms or frogs can be found there. However, the sand hills are quite high, they provide a good vantage point and youngsters are save from predators.
Not only storks, but also other birds live at this garbage dump.