Our desert survivors assignment
By Tom,Bryan and Jason
Equipment you need to survive in the desert
-Light weight clothing
-Sleeping bag (equipment)
-First aid kit
-box of matches (if you don't know how to make a fire)
Old Man Saltbush
The old man saltbush can easily adapt because the old man saltbush has lots of stems that are multi-textured so it doesn't absorb as much heat.The old man saltbush can camouflage easily as well due to the fact that the old man saltbush grows in a lot and covers a lot of space. Also, the colour matches with the ground which is a silvery, grey, green colour.
The surface area is that it has thin layer of fur to reflect the heat before reaching the leaf itself.
The appearance of the old man saltbush is a silvery, grey, green bush that can grow up to 2-3 metres high and 3-5 metres wide.
The Scientific Name is Atriplex nummularia
The bush is in the Chenopodiaceae family
The old man saltbush is in the category of native plant
Provides shelter and place to make a nest for birds
It attracts sleep
The Scientific name is Mulurus cyaneus
Makes nest in the old man saltbush.