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Ecosystems of the World
…describe it! VERY cold winters (also very LONG) Few trees or plantsGround is FROZEN beneath the surface Animals… Few birds or fish Bears, foxes, wolves Goats and sheep Squirrels
… describe it! VERY cold winters and cool summersMore rain and snow than the Tundra Pine trees and evergreen trees live here Animals… Hawks, woodpeckers Moose and bears Deer and chipmunks
… describe it! Cold winters and HOT summersMore rain and snow than the Taiga and Tundra RICH soil! Mostly grass, few trees or shrubs Animals… Snakes, mice, and worms Buffalo Ground squirrels, hawks, foxes Giraffes, lions, zebras
MILD FOREST LANDS
…describe it! Mild winters and mild summers Plenty of rain and snowTrees lose leaves in winter (LOTS of trees) Animals… Squirrels, rabbits, birds, deer Black bears, foxes, mountain lions
…describe it! VERY hot days ALL YEAR! Very little rainPlants and animals adapt to conserve water! (Cactus plants!) Animals… Camels Mice Snakes and other reptiles
…describe it! Hot and rainy all year!Poor soil (not a lot of sun gets to the soil) Many different types of plants and animals! Animals… Birds like toucans and parrots Bats and small mammals
What about the water???
…describe it! Many organisms live where the water level changes from high tide to low tide Animals… Crabs, clams, snakes Seals Small fish
…describe it! Habitats are along the shore and river bottom Animals…Crawfish, crabs, lobster Catfish, minnows, bass Snakes, Turtles, frogs
…describe it! Organisms are at the shore, on the water surface, and under the water Animals… Trout, bass Frogs Pelicans
…describe it! Lots of light at the top, no light at the bottomrich in nutrients Many different populations of organisms live here… Sharks, whales, dolphins, barracuda Coral, sea sponges, mollusks
What about LOUISIANA?
…describe it! Includes swamps, marshes, and flood plains.Cypress trees, lily pads, algae Animals Alligators, crocodiles, snakes, turtles Egrets, ducks, geese Nutra rats, musk rats
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