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Deciduous Forest Biome

Deciduous Forest Biome
Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe. There are many deciduous forests in Asia. Some of the major areas that they are in are southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. South America has two big areas of deciduous forests in southern Chile and Middle East coast of Paraguay. There are deciduous forests located in New Zealand, and southeastern Australia also. The average annual temperature in a deciduous forest is 50° F. In deciduous forests there are five different zones. The small tree and sapling zone is the second zone. The deciduous forest has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The animals adapt to the climate by hibernating in the winter and living off the land in the other three seasons. The plants have adapted to the forests by leaning toward the sun. A lot of deciduous forests have lost land to farms and towns. by Connie T. 2001 bibliography: nbsp; Bibliography: "World Biomes", 5/1/01"

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Basic Facts About Black Bears The American black bear is the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability. Black bear fur is usually a uniform color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear on their chests. Eastern populations are usually black in color while western populations often show brown, cinnamon, and blond coloration in addition to black. Black bears with white-bluish fur are known as Kermode (glacier) bears and these unique color phases are only found in coastal British Columbia, Canada. Diet

info_10046268_deciduous-forest-biome-kids The animals that live in the deciduous forest biome eat plants, as well as other animals, to survive. Some of the most common animals in the biome include black bears, coyotes, mice, raccoons, squirrels, white-tailed deer and wolves. Some animals, such as ducks, live in the biome for part of the year before migrating south.

Deciduous Forest Deciduous biomes are located primarily in the eastern half of the United States, Canada, Europe, parts of Russia, China, and Japan. Climate The average temperature of the forest is about 50 degrees F. The average amount of rainfall in the forest is 30 to 60 inches a year. As the seasons change, so do the colors of the leaves of the deciduous. What Major Cities Are Located in the Temperate Forest? The temperate forest biome is found in areas with four seasons per year, including a distinct winter. Temperatures vary from -22 degrees to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and precipitation occurs evenly throughout the year. Areas with this type of biome are mid-latitude areas, far from both the Equator and the North Pole. Temperate forests regions include parts of North America, West and Central Europe and northeastern Asia.

Old Growth Forests Donaldson's Woods Of Indiana's original 20 million acres of forest, fewer than 2000 acres of old growth forests remain intact. Most of the sites that remain are now protected as nature preserves, and many have been selected as national natural landmarks. The first thing you notice when you enter an old growth woods is the sheer size of the trees. Forest Video & Map GREEN Click on a biome on the above graph for more information, informative videos, and links to scientist profiles, travel information, lesson plans and species profiles for each region. We'd like to know where you're coming from. If you've used this site for a class project or browsing for fun, add yourself to our map and communicate with other "ecogeeks"

Coyote facts Coyotes are surprisingly timid animals, but they are often misunderstood by rural homeowners. Here are some answers to common questions about coyotes. How do I distinguish a coyote from other dog species? According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, coyotes can be difficult to distinguish from a medium-sized German shepherd dog from a distance. Earth Floor: Deciduous Forest Deciduous Forest The mid-latitude deciduous forest biome is located between the polar regions and the tropics. Because of its location, air masses from both the cold polar region and the warm tropical region contribute to the changes of climate in this biome. Photo © 2000-www.arttoday.com Mid-latitude deciduous forests have both a warm and a cold season (see climograph). Precipitation ranges from 30 to 60 inches and is evenly distributed throughout the year. Much of the human population lives in this biome.

Temperate Deciduous Forests Plant Life Temperate deciduous forests have a great variety of plant species. Most have three levels of plants. Plants of the temperate forest Unlike tropical forests, temperate forests have just two layers of vegetation. The tallest trees have their foliage generally about 15-30 m above ground and a layer of shrubs and smaller trees underneath, at approximately 5-10 m. This is why the soil receives more light than in tropical forests and the undergrowth is luxuriant: ferns, mosses and lichens, especially in very rainy areas. During the spring growth, i.e. when the tree foliage has not completely formed yet, there is plenty of light reaching the ground and this makes plants grow on the ground.

Temperate Forest Trees and Plants Trees are the most important plants in temperate forests. Most of the other organisms in the forest depend on the tree's ability to turn the sun’s energy into sugars using photosynthesis. There are big trees and small trees. Some tree species like serviceberry, hop hornbeam, Dogwood, or Sassifras, never really get big enough to reach the canopy, and have relatively short lifespans. The Big How to see the deciduous forest :Travel Information Some the best places to see the deciduous forest are found in the eastern United States. Here is a list of some accessible areas in the ecoregion designated "Appalachian and Mixed Mesophytic Forests". The Great Smokey Mountains (Tennessee) The Appalachian trail (From Maine to Georgia) The Ozark Mountains (Arkansas) If you choose a destination other than the mainland US. You can travel to many other places to see the deciduous forest.

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