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Deciduous Forest Biome
Transcript of Deciduous Forest Biome
Acid rain - caused by industrial and vehicle emissions.
People live to close to the deciduous forest biome, causing animals to have no home in some cases.
Cutting of trees - cut for timber and to clear land for agriculture. Thousands of animals lose more homes due to this.
introduction of non-native organisms - upsets the balance of the ecosystem by competing with native animals for food.
There are many different types of animals that live in the Deciduous Forest Biome. There are bears, raccoons, foxes, squirrels, skunks, wood mice, deer, bobcats, bison, elk, mountain lions, timber wolves, and coyotes.
Deciduous Forest Biome
3 Animal Descriptions
3 Plant Descriptions
The White Oak is a large tree, growing up to 100 feet tall. Its trunk can get up to four feet across. White Oaks usually grow in forests with other oaks, but can also be found on edges of lakes, ponds, and streams.
Carpet moss grows in eastern North America and Europe. Carpet Moss, like its name, carpets the ground. In the spring the carpet moss is golden green, and turns dark green as it gets older. It looks almost velvety.
The Guelder Rose prefers to grow at low altitudes and in semi-shade in Scotland and England. It is native to the woodlands of the European deciduous forest. It is found at the edges of woods, hedgerows and marshes. It can also be found in the U.S. near the east coast.
Deciduous Forest Animals
Wood mice are also known as field mice. They primarily eat seeds, particularly from oak, beech, ash, lime, hawthorn and sycamore trees. They will also eat snails and insects, as well as roots and berries. They have sandy brown fur and large ears and eyes.
Red foxes also live in the deciduous forest. Red foxes eat insects, fruits, plants, and will even scavenge for dead animals. Red foxes have fluffy, red fur and big ears.
Squirrels live in the deciduous forest as well. They have long gray, brown or black fur and a big fluffy tail. They eat mainly nuts and store them in their mouths, as well as bury them in the ground.
Deciduous Forest Plants
The deciduous forest has plants such as the
American Beech, Carpet Moss , Common Lime, Guelder Rose, Lady Fern, Northern Arrowwood, Pecan, Shagbark Hickory tree, Tawny Milksap Mushroom, White Birch tree, and White Oak tree.
Four main seasons - winter, spring, summer and fall.
Summer weather usually starts in June and ends in late August. The average summer temperature for a Deciduous forest is 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Winter months don't begin until December. Winter temperatures are fairly cool with an average temperature of a little below freezing.
Deciduous forests have almost 14 inches of rain in the winter months and more than 18 inches of rain in the summer.
Almost all of the world's deciduous forest is located by an ocean. The wind and ocean are two big factors in the deciduous forest's weather.
During the winter, plants create a sugar solution so that water does not freeze in the stem, helping the plant survive through the winter.
One unfortunate fact is that many animals living in deciduous forest have been pushed to the brink of extinction by hunting and the destruction of their natural habitats by humans.