Ponderosa pine forests cover much of the mountains to the west of Boulder. The pines provide food for many animals: tasty seeds hidden inside cones, crisp needles, and the wood of the trees themselves. Grasses and wildflowers grow beneath the trees and provide food for grazing animals. Forest fires sometimes rip through the forest, burning up dead pine needles and old branches on the forest floor and clearing space for new plants.
There are twelve ponderosa pine forest creatures hidden in this picture. How many can you find? Use your mouse to point where you think they are hiding.
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