Hardwood Prairies

Susannah Wislar, Sarah Graham, & Amy McGuffey


Weathering is the process of breaking down rocks. The process can be mechanical or chemical. In the Hardwood Prairie ecoregion we think it could be root pry, wind abrasion, or animals burrowing. Examples could be plants breaking concrete and rock. Another example could be wind blowing away rock particles. Last animals could push soil and dirt around.
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Erosion is the process of moving things by wind, water, and animals. In this ecoregion, the erosion is caused by water and wind. An example of erosion would be wind carrying broken down rock to another place.
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Deposition is the process of dropping off things. In our ecoregion seeds are deposited by wind and water.
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