5Plants & Animals in the Tundra During the summer months many insect eggs hatch.Due to the vast number of insects, migrating birds come to feed.Ravens, hawks, and owls are also common.Caribou, arctic hare, mink, wolf, brown bear, reindeer, and polar bear are also common.
6Temperate (Deciduous) Forest We don’t have to travel too far to see this forest.We live in this area!!!!
7Temperate (Deciduous) Forest Seasonal WeatherWarm summersCold wintersLeaves change color and fall from trees
8Temperate (Deciduous) Forest Animals must adjust, or adapt, to cold winters and hot summersFoxWhite-tailed deerCardinalBlack Bear and Brown Bear
9Desert The desert is the driest ecosystem on Earth It can be found around the equatorThere is almost no rainfall in the desert
10DesertPlants must adapt to the dry, hot climate. Some plants have thick waxy leaves, some have large root systems and some have water storage systems like the cactus. Other plants include Sagebrush, Joshua trees, and Mesquite trees.oldpueblowedding.blogspot.comwindows2universe.org
11DesertAnimals that live in the desert are usually light colored to blend in with their surroundings.What do we call this?They are most active at night and around dusk to avoid the heat.
12Desert Animals that live in the desert are: Jackrabbits Owls Snakes LizardsTortoises
13Tropical RainforestAn average of inches of rain falls in the tropical rainforest each year.Rainforests are hot and wet. It rarely gets hotter than 93 degrees F and rarely gets cooler than 68 degrees F.
14Tropical RainforestThe tropical rainforest has more types of trees than any other area in the world.About ¼ of all medicines we use come from rainforest plants.The rainforest is full of tall thin trees
15The tropical rainforest is full of rich plant-life. There are layers to the rainforest
16Tropical RainforestInsects are the largest group of animals living in the tropical rainforestOther animals that live in the rainforest include monkeys and birdsAnimals typically live on a diet full of fruit, they are often brightly colored and can handle the hot wet weather
17Grasslands Grasslands have a lot of…..grass They do not get enough rain to sustain communities of treesWildflowers also grow in grasslands
18GrasslandAnimals that live on the grassland are “grazers” they graze on the grasses and wildflowersCoyotes, bison, bobcats, and wild turkeys are some of the animals that live on the grasslands.
19AquaticOceans, lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers are all aquatic ecosystems.Aquatic ecosystems cover almost 73% of the earth’s surface.
20Aquatic Algae and corals live in aquatic ecosystems. Snakes, beetles, frogs, fish, and sharks live in aquatic ecosystems too.
21Congratulations!!You’ve completed your trip around the world on your ecosystem adventure.