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My Geography Project

my georaphy project tells us about billies, brittle bush and the great Victorian desert
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serena hristodoulidis

on 12 November 2012

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By Zoologist Serena Hristodoulidis My Geography Project Australia Home of the Bilby and The Great Victorian Desert Bilbies are critically endangered and can only be found in isolated areas like western Queensland and the Northern Territory and areas of the Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara and Kimberley areas of Western Australia. Where do biblies live? What do Billbies look like ? The Bilby or also called Macrotis lagotis is a marsupial and has long, silky blue-grey fur, hairless ears like a rabbit and a bushy tail that has a black band with a white tip at the end. they have large hind legs like a kangaroo and big clawz to dig with. they also have a long pointed nose. long pointed nose hairless ears balck and white tail back legs Claws The Bilby is one of the most widespread marsupials in Australia. Covering 70% of the Australian mainland. Bilbies have lived in lots of different habitats like rivers and shrubland. Habitat http://www.alicespringsdesertpark.com.au/kids/nature/mammals/bilby.shtml Bibliography What are the bilbies preditors? The Bilbies preditors are Dingoes, Wedge-tailed Eagles, Feral cats and Red Foxes. How do bilbies protect there self from their predators? Bilbies protect themself from preditors by digging a hole down deep into the ground so they don't reach them. They also potect themself with their very sharp claws. DID YOU KNOW DID YOU KNOW THAT THE WORD BILBY COMES FROM ABORIGINAL LANGUAGE MEANING 'LONG NOSED RAT'. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert_plant_page.htm http://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Brittlebush.php America home to the brittle bush What Does a Brittle Bush look like? Brittlebush is a rounded shrub. It has long, oval, gray leaves that are fuzzy. The branches are brittle and woody. In the winter and spring small yellow flowers form on long stalks well above the leafy stems. Habitat The brittlebush is a frost sensitive which means it is found in areas that bearly gets cold. Like rocky hillsides, dry slopes and washes.Brittlebush is found throughout the Sonoran Desert and in the warmer areas of the Mojave Desert. .

More Facts The brittlebush life span is estimated to be less than 20 years. They can grow up to 2-5 feet high. the brittlebush is also apart of the sunflower family.this is told by the yellow flowers that sprout in winter and spring. Where is the Great victorian desert?
The Great Victoria Desert is the largest in Australia
It is 424,400 km2 (163,900 miles2)
It covers regions of Western Australia and South Australia
The Great Victoria Desert is a protected Nature Reserve
Average annual rainfall in this desert is 200mm-250mm, the equivalent of 8-10 inches
Average daytime temperatures range from 32 to 40 degrees Celsius in Summer and 18-23 degrees Cesius in Winter
Indigenous Australians inhabit parts of the Great Victoria Desert: two such groups are the Kogara and Mirning people The Great Victorian Desert is the largest desert is the largest desert in australia, it is 424,400 km2. It covers regions of Western Australia and South Australia. Great Victorian Desert It covers regions of Western Australia and South Australia. The Great Victoria Desert is a protected Nature Reserve Average. Annual rainfall in this desert is 200mm-250mm, the equivalent of 8-10 inches. Average daytime temperatures range from 32 to 40 degrees Celsius in Summer and 18-23 degrees Celsius in Winter. Indigenous Australians inhabit parts of the Great Victoria Desert: two such groups are the Kogara and Mirning people.
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