The significance of puddles

Posted on: Tue 30 Mar 2021

Puddles are vitally important components of micro-habitats and biodiversity and with more rain soon to arrive, it should be highly beneficial to animals and plants.

Puddles are a ready source of drinking water and provide a much-needed bath after a hot and dusty day.

Puddles also provide small, but important, reservoirs where seeds of many plant species germinate.

In other cases, plants that grow all year round need the dose of water that puddles provide to kick start their rapid growth and reproduction

Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis and Tom Mann speak to Gregory Moore, Doctor of Botany at the University of Melbourne to discuss more about the importance of puddles in our environment.

Produced by Kate Johnson

Image source: Geograph


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