In an ecosystem, the natural cover if dead leaves, twigs, and other dead plant material. This natural litter is subject to rapid decomposition and recycling in the ecosystem, whereas human litter, such as bottles, cans and plastics, is not.
Top layer of the forest, scrubland, or grassland floor, directly above the fermentation layer, composed of loose debris of dead sticks, branches, twigs, and recently fallen leaves or needles, little altered in structure by decomposition.
Forestry Operations & Water Quality] [ Fire Control] The surface layer of the forest floor that is not in an advanced stage of decomposition, usually consisting of freshly fallen leaves, needles, twigs, stems, bark, and fruits.
The top layer (L layer) of the forest floor directly above the fermentation layer (F layer), composed mainly of recently fallen leaves and pine needles, but also includes dead twigs, bark fragments, etc. ( See Duff).
A litter is a group of newly born, young animals from the same mother and usually from one set of parents. The word is most often used for a group of baby mammals, but can refer to the young of any animals that give birth to multiple young. In comparison, a group of eggs and the offspring that hatch from them are frequently called a clutch, whilst young birds are often called a brood.
Any kind of rubbish, refuse or garbage, and any article or matter that when left, deposited, dropped or thrown on a public place, public reserve, or private land causes, contributes, or tends to lead to the defacement or defilement of that place or reserve.
Compare? The highly visible portion of solid waste (usually packaging material) which is generated by the consumer and carelessly discarded outside of the regular garbage disposal system, as on the highways or in streets.
Litter Rescue Basket (a.k.a. Stokes Litter) are essentially a stretcher with sides (or just a raised edge) and a removable head/torso cover. They are most notibly remembered from Korea and Viet Nam images of Air Force Pararescue soldiers or more recent Coast Guard video clips of helicopters rescuing injured people from isolated areas.