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1 Temperate Deciduous Forest The best biome ever!!!

2 Where can you find this amazing biome?

3 Climate…. 4 seasons! 4 seasons! Snow, Rain, Sleet, Hail Snow, Rain, Sleet, Hail

4 Temperature & Rain Average temperature a year=50ºF. Average temperature a year=50ºF. Receives inches of rain per year. Receives inches of rain per year. We are second best to the Rainforest. We are second best to the Rainforest.

5 Vertical Stratification Zone 1- Tree stratum zone: height of trees ranges from feet. Zone 1- Tree stratum zone: height of trees ranges from feet. Some of these trees are… Oak, Beech, Maple, Chestnut, and more! Some of these trees are… Oak, Beech, Maple, Chestnut, and more!

6 More Zones Zone 2- Small tree and sapling Zone: young and short trees. Zone 2- Small tree and sapling Zone: young and short trees. Zone 3- Shrub Zone: the shrubs and bushes Zone 3- Shrub Zone: the shrubs and bushes Includes: rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurel, and more! Includes: rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurel, and more!

7 The final 2 Zone 4-Herb Zone: Contains short/herbal plants Zone 4-Herb Zone: Contains short/herbal plants Zone 5-Ground Zone: lichens, club mosses, and true mosses. Zone 5-Ground Zone: lichens, club mosses, and true mosses.

8 Food Chain! Food Chain!

9 Adaptations Animal Animal Hibernate in winter Hibernate in winter They live off the land in the 3 other seasons They live off the land in the 3 other seasons Trees give them shelter for protection against harsh weather. Trees give them shelter for protection against harsh weather. Most animals are camouflaged to look like the ground, this protects them from predators. Example: Chipmunks. Most animals are camouflaged to look like the ground, this protects them from predators. Example: Chipmunks.

10 Adaptation-Plant Lean toward the sun, allows easier absorption of energy for photosynthesis. Example: Sunflowers Lean toward the sun, allows easier absorption of energy for photosynthesis. Example: Sunflowers Soak up the nutrients in the ground. Soak up the nutrients in the ground. One of the reasons for roots. One of the reasons for roots.

11 Adaptation- Birds Most birds migrate during the cold, winter months. During this time they go somewhere warmer. Example: Geese. Most birds migrate during the cold, winter months. During this time they go somewhere warmer. Example: Geese. Some birds such as cardinals and Blue Jays, stay around in the cold winter. They use food storage to prevent starvation. Some birds such as cardinals and Blue Jays, stay around in the cold winter. They use food storage to prevent starvation.

12 And now, your featured geology…Starring- Sugar Loaf!! A limestone formation 85 ft high, Perched atop a 500 Ft bluff located in Winona MN. A limestone formation 85 ft high, Perched atop a 500 Ft bluff located in Winona MN. Well known to early explorers, traders, tourists, and river boat pilots. Well known to early explorers, traders, tourists, and river boat pilots. According to Indian legend…it represents the cap of Chief Wa-Pah-Sah (Wabasha) transformed to stone According to Indian legend…it represents the cap of Chief Wa-Pah-Sah (Wabasha) transformed to stone

13 More Sugar Loaf Goodness The name “Sugar Loaf” refers to the formation’s resemblance to the conical loaves that sugar used to be packaged and sold in. The name “Sugar Loaf” refers to the formation’s resemblance to the conical loaves that sugar used to be packaged and sold in. There are at least 3 other hills/bluffs with the name near or on the Mississippi. There are at least 3 other hills/bluffs with the name near or on the Mississippi. Sugar Loaf in 1898


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