Transcript Biomes (cont.)
If I could live on a Savannah, I would be… 2 good descriptive paragraphs. Continued to be expressed by your esteemed and continuously predictable Mr. Harris This lies between the tropical and polar zones. The temperatures are less than those in the tropical. Places like Buenos Aires in South America and the entire continental United States are places in the temperate zone. Biomes in the temperate zone are forests, deserts, grasslands and chaparrals. Some of them have a mild change of season. 23.5-66.5 degrees latitude. These tend to have high amounts of rainfall and seasonal temperature differences. The soil is very fertile because of the high organic content from the decaying leaves that have fallen from the trees during the fall and winter. Deer, bears and foxes all live here. Deciduous trees live here. Oak, maple and others are examples. These are regions that receive too little rainfall for trees to grow. Places like Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, parts of Russia and the middle East are grasslands. They have the most fertile soil of all biomes. Buffalo, kangaroos and dingoes are all animals that live here Grasses are the most common plant type here. This biome has cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The terrain here is rocky and the soil is nutrient poor. Some of the plants here need fire to reproduce. Mountain lions and coyotes live here. Around the coast of the Mediterranean sea, California, southern Australia, Africa and Chile all are incorporated in this biome. Trees dominate the plant life here because of the rocky terrain. These are cold deserts. They receive less than 25 cm of rainfall each year. They can be very hot during the day but extremely cold during the night. Temperature ranges from 34-120 degrees farenheit. Located above the temperate zone. At the poles Tundra and Taiga TundraNorthernmost biome. Lichens and moss are some of the plants. Polar bears and rain deer are animals Taiga- (Mr. Harris’ Personal Fav) is filled with evergreen trees and shruberies. Theses conifers drop needles to the ground that have acid. This acid intrudes into the soil which makes the soil very nutrient poor.