The Deciduous/Temperate Forest

By: Taylor Mattison and Cameryn Covington

Location/Distribution of Biome

The distribution forest biome can be found in the Eastern half of the United States, Europe and Canada. Also parts of China, Russia, and Japan. This biome is in the mild zone of the Northern Hemisphere.

Temperature Range (high and low)

The average annual temperature in a deciduous forest is 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the low is -25 degrees Celsius.


The average annual temperature in a deciduous forest is -50 degrees Farenheit. The average rainfall is 30 to 60 inches a year depending on where the forest is located.

Plants in this Biome

Some types of plants is Oak, hickory, walnuts, and chestnut trees. These trees and others play a very important role for animals and even when it comes to succession. Another very common plant are the wildflowers. They usually bloom early in Spring and then later become dormant during the winter.

Animals in this Biome

Some animals in this biome are bears, birds, insects, and reptiles. Also there are skunks and squirrels in this forest biome.

5 interesting facts

- it is divided into 5 zones

- the word deciduous means to change color in autumn and all in winter.

-during the winter plants create a sugar solution so that water does not freeze the stem.

- animals living in this environment adapt to the cold weather.

-each season lasts 3 months

Biomes: Deciduous Forests
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