Taiga is the largest biome in the world. During the summer months is fills up with insects. Taiga is prone to wild fires. The trees has thick bark for fires.
The trees in taiga drops there leafs so they can survive a heavy snowstorm. The branches drop down that helps shed excess snow. If the branches held more snow it would make the tree brake.
It is hard for the animals to find food in the winter. Some hibernate others go down south. The taiga has lot of bird species and small mammals.
The ermine is a skilled predator. It kills its prey by biting them in the neck. They have 3 to 7 babies. When winter they turn white. They eat rodents rabbits and sometimes bigger prey. There eyes don't open til 3 weeks old, but at 7 weeks they are bigger than there mother.
In taiga the average temperature is below zero for 6 months. The precipitation is 12 to 33 inches. Most precipitation comes during warm humid months. The lowest in winter is -65f the highest is 35f. The lowest in summer is 20f the highest is 70f. Because the tilt of earths axis you'll find long nights on winter, long days in summer.
The taiga is located 50 degrees latitude north and the arctic circle. Taiga is at the top of the world. The taiga is the largest biome. It has less species than tropical and deciduous. It also stretches across Canada and Asia.
Largest of the deer the moose is identified by its size.The massive antlers of the male are flattened and palmate, with numerous small branches. The moose is less gregarious than other deer. It wades into water to feed and swims well.
The lynx is recognized by its shot tail and its tufted ears, cheeks. It's coat varies in coloration in is wide range. It eats small mammals, ground dwelling birds. There litter is 2 to 3. The cubs remain with there mother throughout there first winter.
The hawk owl is recognized by its tail, witch is longer than usual owls. It's wings are short and pointed giving it a hawk like look in flight. The female lays the eggs 5 to 6 but sometimes 9. It feeds on mice, lemmings,squirrels, and other small mammals.
Aspen and birch, deciduous trees, have leaves that turn golden before falling for the winter.
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