Deciduous Forest


  • Eastern North American
  • Central Europe
  • Japan
  • Southwest Russia
  • Eastern China
  • Small areas in Southern South America
  • New Zeland and parts of Australia
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  • American Beech
  • White Birch
  • Pecan
  • Carpet Moss
  • Common Lime
  • Guelder Rose
  • Shagbark Hickory
  • Tawny Milksap Mushroom
  • White Oak
  • Lady Fern
  • Plants adapted by leaning towards the sun
  • Lichen


  • Animals hibernate during the winter
  • Many animals have camouflage to blend with the ground
  • American Bald Eagle, Duckbill Platypus
  • American Black Bear, Coyote, Eastern Chipmunk, European Red Squirrel, White-tailed Deer, Bobcat, Mountain Lion, Timber Wolves, Raccoon, Tawny Owls, Fox, Squirrels, Skunks
  • Cicada, European Fire Ant, Wasps, Butterflies


  • Average annual temperature: 50 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 30-60 inches of annual rainfall
  • Mild summers, temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Winter average temperature below freezing
  • About 14 inches of rainfall in the winter and at least 18 in the summer
  • Four distinct seasons
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  • Leaves change color in fall
  • Trees lose leaves in winter
  • Almost all of the deciduous forests in the world are near an ocean
  • Many trees have sap, the sap keeps the roots from freezing in the winter

Environmental Issue

  • Deforestation (Cutting down trees)
  • Invasive species (Introduction of non-native species that can out-compete native animals and harm the environment)
  • Acid Rain (Caused by pollution, damages leaves causing plants to produce less seeds)


  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Bird Watching
  • Tree Climbing
  • Zip lining
  • Fishing