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Cimarron National Grassland
Transcript of Cimarron National Grassland
- Rainfall Black-Footed Ferret Golden Eagle Main organisms that are important to this environment Cimarron National Grassland Project By: Shyam Gandhi
Michael Vrana -What: Short grass prairie The Food Web The black-footed ferret Black-tailed jackrabbit Pronghorn antelope Earthworm Cottonwood Tree Western Ragweed Grasshopper Golden Eagle Prairie Rattlesnake The swift fox Bacteria... Yummy! Period 2
June 3rd,2013 -Where: Southwestern Kansas -Rainfall: 1.5-2.7 inches per month -Temp: 16-94 degrees Fahrenheit -Climate: Semi-arid -Elevation: 940 to 1,100 meters -Latitude: 37.25 degrees -Longitude: -10.2 degrees Swift fox Western Ragweed Earthworm Black-Tailed Jackrabbit Abiotic Factors Some human impacts are:
- Clearing of eastern forest
- Killing of prairie dogs and Black-footed ferrets The endangered black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family. As a consumer, it fulfills its role as one of the animals that keeps prairie dog populations in check. Populations affected by Wind:
-All plants are affectd because wind speeds can get up to 15 MPH, this incrrases the rate of evaporation which causes plants to use water quicker. Populations affected by Grass Fires:
-All populations are affected. The fires destroy the home of the organism(s) that lived there. Populations affected by Rainfall:
-Once again all populations are affected by the amount of rainfall. It doesn't rain often, so when it does it is good for the ecosystem and all the organisms living there. Populations affected by clearing of The Eastern Forest:
All birds in this ecosystem were affected. The Lesser Prairie Chicken used to be an abundant species in the grassland. But once we cleared the forest, the chickens, along with all the rest of the birds beame harder to find. Populations affected by killing of Prairie Dogs and Black-footed Ferrets: This affected Golden Eagle, Furruginous Hawk and even the Pronghorn Antelope. It became harder for the Golden Eagle and Ferruginous Hawk to find food. That means the Pronghorn Antelope became an animal that they relied on more often for a meal. Producer The Golden Eagle is a primary consumer in the Cimarron National Grassland ecosystem. This means that the only predator it has is humans. Nothing else eats it. Its range is throughout Alaska, Canada, and the Western United States. The Golden Eagle is endangered primarily because of habitat that is being and food resources. However, collision with powerlines have become more common. The abiotic factors are the mountains and the wetlands. By Michael "Black Cats Rule" Vrana. COMMON SUNFLOWER. The Swift Fox A common sunflowers main role in this ecosystem is shelter or shade for insects or other small animals such as rabbits,hares etc. A sunflower does not eat food it simply produces energy by photosynthesis. The abiotic factors would include the air, water, dirt, and rocks. One example of human impact is sunflowers are cultivated for oil, livestock feed, and seeds. Native americans made yellow, brown, and blue dyes from the leaves and seeds. Human hunting of prairie dogs in grazing land has eliminated the black-footed ferret from most of its range. Black footed -Prairie dog The Swift Fox lives from Southern Alberta all the way down to Arizona and Texas. It is an omnivore that eats mostly Rabbits, Jackrabbits and Carrion. It also eats birds, grass, some lizards and fish. The Swift Fox gets eaten by Coyotes, Wolves, Eagles, Hawks and domestic dogs. Even though swift foxes are not a threat to livestock, in the 1930s they were poisoned almost to extinction, along with rodents and other predators. They are still pushed out of their homes today. By Shyam "Vincent Lover" Gandhi Individual Report ant Individual Report buffalo grass Blue grama grass by Michael Vrana lesser praire chicken Bison ferrugenous hawk