Deserts

All About The Desert

Ecosystem Description

Ecosystem Description

In the desert the normal temperature is 85 Fahrenheit to 100 Fahrenheit.But in the summer it can get up to 110 degrees. Most of the worlds deserts are in hot areas.The definition of the desert is a dry hot land with barely any water.

All About Desert Animals

Gila Monster

The banded Gila monster is shy just like my big brother Brandon.But can be just as mean.The banded Gila monster is one of the two venomous lizards.The banded Gila monster can grow to two feet long.The banded Gila monster lives in rocky areas it lives in burrows.The banded Gila monster eats lizards,small mammals and eggs.
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Kangaroo Rat

A Kangaroo rat is basically a kangaroo but the size of a mouse.It has big hind legs just like a kangaroo.Kangaroo rats dig up seeds to eat.Kangaroo rats mostly live in open areas.
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Desert Tortoise

The desert tortoise is found in Mojave and Sonoran desert.The desert tortoise is a herbivore so it only eats plants.
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Desert plants

Joshua Tree

The Joshua tree got its name by Mormon pioneers they named it after Joshua in the bible.
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Jumping cholla

From a distance the Jumping cholla looks like it is jumping.But as you get closer you can see that it is covered in spikes.There are two reasons it is called a Jumping cholla. 1 is from a distance the Jumping cholla looks like it is jumping.2 is when you rub up against a Jumping cholla its spikes will jump on what ever rubbed against it.
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The Palo

The Palo is a small tree it grows in the sonoran desert.Itsadapted to a uniqe way to survive the heat of the desert sun.
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Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

In the desert only gets 10 inches and 25 cm.The banded Gila monster has a variety of colors.Rain falls only about once every 100 years in the Actama desert.

Human Inpact

Human Inpact

People are digging wells in the desert and taking water away from the plants and animals.There is also to many tourists driving in cars and planes and its polluting our deserts.But some people are trying to help the desert by planting more plants.