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Deciduous Forest: The Biome of North Carolina

An exploration of the deciduous forest of North Carolina.

Erin Bapalapashamallamadingdong

on 17 September 2012

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By Erin Fowler :) Deciduous Forest of Franklin, North Carolina A deciduous forest is a type of forest characterized
by trees that seasonally shed their leaves. It is found
in the Eastern half of the United States, Canada,
parts of Europe, China, and Japan. So what is a deciduous forest? It has a mild climate, great diversity of wildlife, and lots and lots of TREES! What makes the deciduous forest of North Carolina so great? The climate varies from season to season, but the deciduous forest has hot summers and cold winters. In the fall, the deciduous trees lose their leaves and grow back again in spring. What is the climate like in North Carolina? http://www.rssweather.com/climate/North%20Carolina/Raleigh/ Climograph of North carolina Okay, so enough of these definitions. As I stated before, one of the reasons I love Franklin is because of the wildlife. Some of the animals found here are really cool! Unfortunately, I could only pick four to share with you today. So here they are now, the mink, the otter, the coral snake, and the red wolf! Animals of Franklin, North Carolina!
Any of three species of aquatic carnivorous mammals that are members of the family Mustelidae in the genus Mustela. They are found in the forested areas of North America, Europe, and Siberia. The mink is an excellent swimmer, aided by its slightly webbed hindfeet, and feeds on crayfish, frogs, snakes, and fish. The body is elongate and the legs are short (see illustration).

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/mink#ixzz26Rcj1jwq The mink :)
Members of the family Mustelidae, a large group of carnivores which also includes the martens, weasels, badgers, and skunks. Otters are more completely adapted to aquatic life than other members of the family, having a long thin body, short legs, and somewhat flattened head. The small ears possess a membrane which closes the ear canal when the animal dives. The feet have five webbed toes with nonretractile claws. The tail is broad and flattened, being used along with body movements for swimming. The short thick fur is impervious to water. Like other members of the family all have well-developed perianal scent glands.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/otter#ixzz26ReZJHSP The otter of joy :) http://cuteoverload.com/2009/07/02/mr-schnozzle-mcwhiskers-asks/ http://www.answers.com/topic/mink Coral Snake <('-'<) Any of various venomous snakes of the genus Micrurus, native to tropical America and the southern United States, characteristically having brilliant red, yellow, and black banded markings.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/coral-snake#ixzz26gU60mBS

http://www.scwildlife.com/pubs/julyaug2008/coralsnake.html A small reddish wolf (Canis rufus) of the southeast United States, having gray or black highlights and existing almost exclusively in captivity.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/red-wolf#ixzz26gWR9fU9

http://tallahasseemuseum.org/index.php?page=red-wolf The Red Wolf There is a lot of diversity among the animals, and also among the plants too. Once again, I can only choose four to share with you :'(. I found out that some of the most interesting plants are native to North Carolina, including: the Venus flytrap (cool, I know), the bog rose, the toadshade, and the pink sundew. PLANTS An insectivorous plant (Dionaea muscipula) of the coastal plain of the Carolinas, having sensitive, hinged, marginally bristled, two-lobed leaf blades that close and entrap insects.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/venus-flytrap#ixzz26gadG72j

http://www.chesskid.com/article/view/seriously-semi-smothered-mate-venus-fly-trap-missing-an-arm Venus Flytrap >:)
a bog orchid with usually a solitary fragrant magenta pink blossom with a wide gaping corolla

http://www.ncwildflower.org/index.php/plants/details/arethusa-bulbosa/ Bog Rose ^.^ Trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/toadshade-1#ixzz26gdaB3yU

http://inspirezone.org/wildflowers.html Toadshade :{) The Pink Sundew |-.-| Drosera capillaris, the pink or spathulate-leaved sundew (not to be confused with Drosera spatulata), is a small carnivorous plant of the family Droseraceae in the genus Drosera. They are frequently found in wet pine flatwoods and bogs of the southeastern United States, ranging from eastern Texas east to Florida and north to Virginia, as well as in some areas of the Caribbean. They thrive in moist, acidic soil.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/drosera-capillaris#ixzz26gefkpFl

http://www.jaxshells.org/sundew3.htm Predation: The red wolf eats small rodents, such as squirrels
Parasitism: Ticks grab on to other organisms and drink their blood
Competition: Two deer fight for the same natural resources in an area
Commensalism: A crow lives in a pine tree
Mutualism: Bees pollinate flowers, and flowers in turn provide nectar for honey production

EXAMPLES OF THINGS Carbon: Carbon is cycled through the environment by organisms taking in oxygen, and producing carbon dioxide as a waste product. Plants then use this carbon dioxide for the production of glucose, which is vital to survival.
Nitrogen: Nitrogen is cycled through the environment by organisms eating matter, decomposing, the soil taking in those nitrogen molecules, and then using them in the growth of new plants.
Water: Water is cycled through the environment by water being evaporated out of lakes and rivers, condensing in the atmosphere to form clouds, and then precipitating on to the earth Biogeochemical cycles in the deciduous forest Food Web Producer Producer Primary Consumer Secondary Consumer Top predator Decomposer Energy Pyramid :] 1. Name 2/4 animals that live in the deciduous forest.
2. What is an example of mutualism in te deciduous forest?
Question Time!!!!! Thanks! This has been Erin Fowler :) Goodbye :'(
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