Where we live! 4 Seasons- Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Mild Summers and Winters: Summer months usually begin in early June and end in late August. Winter months don't begin until December. Moderate Rainfall: average 30 to 60 inches a year. Almost all of the world's deciduous forest is located by an ocean. The ocean and the wind play a role in the temperature and climate change of changing seasons.
Deciduous forests contain trees that have leaves that change colors seasonally and fall off during cold seasons Carotenoids - pigment produced in the chloroplast during the fall seasons. Gives leaves the red, yellow, and orange colors. Plants include : Maples, Oaks, Hickory Broad leaves allow more sunlight to be captured for photosynthesis
Deer, squirrels, rabbits, racoons Adaptations: -Birds migrate during the colder seasons to warmer climates. -Animals shed fur during the warmer seasons. -Hibernation- period of dormancy and little activity to slow metabolism when food is more scarce.
Plants › Grow tall to get sunlight › Vines grow up trees to reach sunlight › Not many branches › Deep Roots › Thinner Bark Animals › Stay in the shaded Shrub layer › No fir › Birds beaks adapted for eating berries and fruit › Arms and hands for climbing › Camoflague