What are the differences between a desert and a Redwood forest? What animals and plants live in deserts, and which ones live in Redwood forests. In the garden today we read two books, one about Death Valley Desert, and one about a Redwood forest. The students were instructed to pay attention to animal and plant habitat, and the weather conditions from each place. At the end of the stories we reviewed the differences between the habitats and observations we had about the plant and animal life.