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The Desert Biome
Transcript of The Desert Biome
of the desert are: Water, sand, sunlight, air, and temperature.
A few plants in the desert are:
Short Grasses Some animals in the desert are:
Camels Some animal adaptions are:
They stay in shadow of plants and rocks to stay cool
Some find shelter by burrowing into the ground, which also keeps them cool
They stay inactive while daytime and hunt while night Average Temperature:
Less than 10 inches!
Some plant adaptions are: Some plant adaptions are:
Some plants have long taproots that go deeper enough into the ground to find groundwater sources
Some plants have horizontal root systems that lay right below the ground. So when it rains, the tiny roots capture the water Symbiosis Mutualism: Mongoose and Bill Birds.
Each of the birds search for food on the ground. Each time one is searching the other is guarding them and vice-versa. Parasitism: Kangaroo Rat and Flea
The flea goes onto the Kangaroo Rat and sucks its blood.
Commensalism: Microbe and a cactus
The microbe absorbs water for the cactus since the cactus doesn't have many roots. If it weren't for the microbe, the cactus would die. Kangaroo Rat Gila Monster Prarie Dog Endangered Species Kangaroo Rat Gila Monster Prarie Dog Kangaroo Rat Prairie Dog Gila Monster What to Wear/Bring to the Desert Clothes:
Short Sleeved Shirt
Shorts Other Things:
Plastic Bags Threats to the Desert: Hot Temperature Causes Wild-Fires
which Burns Plants Off Road Vehicles, When Used Irresponsibly
Can Harm Animal Habitats Oil and Gas Disrupts
Sensitive Habitats Sun-Block, Chapstick
Toilet Paper, Wet Wipes, Eye Drops Why to Come to the Desert
Free Camel Rides!
Why is the Desert Globally Important? Some Animals can only survive
in hot weather, so with out the
desert, animals wouldn't find a
good habitat Special Thanks To: