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Taiga Biome Travel

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Seamus Kelly

on 18 March 2014

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Tourist attractions in Alaska
The Beautiful Northern Lights
Alaska is one of the best and clearest view points to see the northern lights
people from all over the world come just to see them
the lights have many different colors and are a very magnificent beauty that everyone should see
Taiga Biome Travel
Taiga Plants
Black Spruce
Very tall tree, can grow up to 25 meters
has sharp needles (not enough to cut or puncture) that are a blue-green color
suitable in the colder climates of the world such as Alaska, Canada, Russia, etc.
the wood from the trees are sometimes used to build houses
WildLife in Alaska
Bald Eagle
80% of the bald eagles population lives in Alaska, which will be great for many bird watching experiences
They are no longer an endangered species
bird of prey
builds nests in many different locations such as trees, cliffs, and the ground
Taiga Insects
Spruce Bark Beatle
live in the thin growing layers between the bark and wood
large downed trees coulcontain over 100
in the past 35 years there has been a loss or around 3 billion feet of timber
one female can lay up to 10-150 eggs
Dog Sledding

In the winter time, you can learn the basics of dog sledding, all the way up to learning to drive a dog team by the experts in Alaska
In the summer you can see the teams training for the winter Yukon, also you can see the new born pups that will be training in a couple years
Beautiful Wildlife to See
There are many different species of animal that live in the Alaskan wilderness that you can go and see
These species are
Grizzly Bears
Gray Wolfs
River Otters
Bobcats
Bald Eagles
River Otter
Very social animals
They are nocturnal so they only come out at night for activity
Their diet consists of fish, crustaceans, snails, etc.
Gray Wolf
Very social animals
travel in packs which consist of 5-12 members
carnivorous animals eating moose and deer-like animals
no human has been killed by a gray wolf
they are top in the food chain
has a very stable population so you will be able to see them very often while in Alaska
Larch Sawfly
resembles a black wasp
egg laying ttree shooots grow curved
curl their bodies upwards
so you don't have to worry about them in Alaska
Aspen-leaf Miner
expanded to 584,405 acres in 2004
inside the aspen leaves
lays eggs on emerging aspen leaves in early spring
Jack Pine
can grow a b larger than the black spruce, at 27 meters
gets rounder and rounder at the crown area
just like the black spruce it has needles instead of leaves
known for its nurturance
it is used for making paper
White Fir
can grown up to 18-30 meters tall
can live up to 300 years old
has leaves that are a blue green color
it is the only native fir to the north american taiga
it is the most commonly used Christmas tree
Taiga Climate
moist subarctic that begins where the tundra ends
winters are long, dark, and cold
summers are warm and short with up to 20 hours of daylight
the average temperature is from -32F to -76F but in the summer the temperature can reach up to 104F
there is around 40 inches of precipitation per year
you should come to Alaska prepared to experience any type of weather
the climate is classified under DFB and DFC. D-snow climates, F-sufficient precipitation in each month, B-warmest month average under 71.6F, C-fewer than 4 months with an average temperature over 50F
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