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The Midwest Region

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Evangelina Escobar

on 23 May 2013

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The Midwest Region Geographical features The region is conformed by 12 states, and it is divided into two subregions:
• the East North Central States or the Great Lakes States
• the West North Central States or the Great Plain States

As regards physical features, it's mostly flat, except for the eastern midwest where we have the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Lakes Basin. Apart from them, the states consist of either plains or rolling or small hills. Fauna Great Plains area:
mammals: buffaloes, bisons, prairie dogs
birds: geese, ducks, owls, sparrows, blackbirds
cold-blooded: the Great Plains Toad, the tiger salamander, the box turtle and snakes.

Great Lakes area:
fish: Walleye, yellow perch, lake sturgeon, brook trout, lake whitefish, muskellunge, and introduced salmon species.
mammals: gray wolf, Canada lynx, little brown bat, beaver, moose, river otter, and coyote.
birds: the bald eagle, northern harrier, common loon, double-crested cormorant, common tern, bobolink, least bittern, common merganser, and the endangered Kirtland's warbler. Climate Mostly humid climate. Here there are four strong seasons with warm to hot summers, cold and snowy winters, and rain in all seasons. Temperatures can rise or drop rapidly; winds can be extreme. Flora Mostly prairies full of grass (tall-grass, mixed-grass
and short-grass prairies) where corn/soybean and
wheat belts grow.
There are pastoral and agricultural areas.
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