The sandhills are severe dry habitats characterized by gently rolling hills and deep, coarse sands. This environment contains nutrient poor soil and the unique assemblage of plants that live here are adapted to the arid conditions. Most of the trees are small and shrubby oaks and pines dominate the landscape. Many of the mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that live in this region retreat underground and away from the elements. Spend a day in the sandhills with Tony – a hot, rugged, but ecologically diverse system.