Presentation on theme: "All Around the World Biomes By Faith Anyim. Tropical rainforest Biome The average of 50+260inches of rain falls yearly. Also rainforests now cover."— Presentation transcript:
Tropical rainforest Biome The average of 50+260inches of rain falls yearly. Also rainforests now cover less than 6% of earths land surface. The red shanked doc langur is a reddish yellow with powder blue eyelids over humorous dark eyes. They use their arms and legs to move through the jungle. The bougainvillea has leaves that are shaped like little hearts with drip tips at the ends. The flowers of the plant can be several different colors from pink,orange,white, and yellow. Adaptations- When the red shanked douc langur is startled it barks and rush around the trees slapping branches with their hands. The bougainvillea has many hooks so it can climb and hold onto other plants for support.
Deciduous Forest Biome The deciduous forests are the main biomes found in Europe and the eastern half of the U.S. A deciduous forests may grow in color places that do not have huge amounts of rain. The least weasels coat is a dirty brown and dirty white color most of the year, but in the winter the fur turns to pure brown and pure white to blend in with the snow. Its long slender body+ its sharp nails help this mammal hunt day and night. The guelder rose is wheel shaped and the outer flowers have five petals and are sterile. The flowers turn into red berries, rose is beautiful in august when the berries are ripe, the leaves turn bright red or rich purple before falling. Adaptations-the least weasels claws and sharp teeth help this animal to catch their pray. The berries on the guelder rose are bright red and attract birds that spread the seeds.
Grassland Biome TTTTwo hundred years ago, tall grasses covered huge areas of the Midwest America. GGGGrasslands are biomes that are covered with many types of grasses and have few trees. TTTThe northern lynx color is usually yellowish-brown and white on its undersides. NNNNorthern lynx can climb well and are good swimmers. FFFFringed Sagebrush has a strong odor that after it rains the fringed sagebrush smells like turpentine or camphor. FFFFringed sagebrush is a woody shrub with silvery leaves and little yellow flowers. AAAAdaptations-the fringed sagebrush adapts by growing deep taproots where the water level is low, and lots of roots when the water is easy to get at. The northern lynx may jump 7 feet into the air to catch birds and they use their broad and long feet as snow shoes to keep them from sinking to the snow.
Taiga Biome All taigas are in the northern hemisphere. In these places, called taigas, most trees are the kind that have needles, such as pines. The bobcats fur is stripped, blotchy, and dense, also towny gray for the winter and reddish brown in the summer. The bobcats teeth are long and are used to stab its prey. The jack pine bark and leaves are reddish-brown. Its good to have waxy pine needles and rough bark in the taiga because the waxy on the pine needles protects the needles and so does the rough bark. Adaptations-the bobcats claws are designed to help it climb and catch its prey. The jack pine adapts to flat or hilly areas that have sandy soil.
Desert Biome A desert can be covered by a very flat layer of salt. Deserts are often defined as areas that receive less than 25 centimeters of rain or snow each year. The thorny devil is spiny all over its body. The thorny devil changes colors from yellow to reddish, or brown to black depending on what soil it is crossing. The stem part of the ocotillo grows in a S like pattern making the shrub look like an inverted funnel. The leaves of the shrub are thick and leather like. Adaptations- When the thorny devil goes to sleep at night, it digs up the soil, and covers itself with it to stay warmer during really cold nights. The ocotillo has adapted to its environment by shedding its small leaves during dry spells.
Tundra Biome Most tundra's are found along the northern coasts of Canada. The tundra is a very cold biome with in little rain. Ermine in the spring and summer the ermine’s coat is chocolate brown with a white underbelly and a black tip on the tail. In the winter the coat turns entirely white except for the black end of its tail. The Tufted Saxifrage has five white petals, that look like a bell when just opening and turn into a star when fully opened. Two to ten flowers bloom from the top of each stem. Adaptations- the ermine is well adapted to living in this harsh environment. The saxifrage has a well developed underground root system for storing carbohydrates, so that they can respond quickly to the cold weather.
References This is the website that I used to complete this project. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm