The Deciduous Forest has trees and grass. When it is fall the leaves will fall of the trees. The plants absorb nutrient. There are thousands of ants in the Deciduous Forest. The queen ant mate with the male ants. The workers do not reproduce. Soldiers are large workers(sterile female)who defend the colony and often raid other colonies. The Northern Cardinals is a kind of bird that whistle loud and sing songs. They are found in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Northern Cardinals 8-9 inches. It weighs from 1 to 2 ounces. The Northern Cardinals eat seeds. The Nightingale is a small bird. They live in the deciduous forest. Their diet are insects, insects lavaes, worms,spiders, berries, and fruit. The Nightingale have a cup-like nest. Female Nightingale built their nest. The nest is made of twigs, leaves, and is lined with grass. Female Nightingale lay 4to5 olive-green to brown eggs in each clutch(a set of eggs lay at one times). The eggs stays the same for 11-12 days. Frogs live in the Deciduous Forest. They are amphibians. Amphibians are animals that spend parts of their life on land and the other parts is spend in the water. They spend their life near water because they lay their eggs in the water. When the eggs hatches it turns into tadpole. Then it turn into froglets and into an adult frog. In harsh climates, they bury themselves in the sand and mud and hibernate(to sleeps deeply)through the whole winter. Their diets are insects, small fish and worms. The first true frog envolve in the Jurassic period about 200 years ago(during the dinosaur time.