Desert

made by: Ljubica and Linda

Climate of the desert

In the desert there are very little rainfall in a year. Desert nights are very cold. There is less water in the Desert it is harder for the animals and plants to survive. The averge temperature is 100 degrees during the day and below 50 degrees at night.The wettest desert dose not get more than 10 inches of rain each year.

Camel adaptation

Camels Can survive without water for 10 whole months. Camels can provide a great source of milk, meat and wool. Camels have a number of adaptations to help them to survive successfully in such dry and arid climates starting with their cream to brown coloured short but thick fur which not only protects their skin from the sun during the day, but also helps keep them warm when the temperature drops at night. Camels can survive by eating Thorny and Salty Plants, Grass, Grain.

sand scorpion adaptation

Sand scorpions sting is not that deadly. They survive by eating spiders and vast insects.

Rattle snake adaptation

Rattlesnakes eyes are for seeing when there is enough light. The rattlesnakes eyes and mouth can sense heat. Rattlesnakes are found throughout North and South America and also in deserts. Rattlesnakes can survive by eating rodents, squirrels, rabbits and also to hunt, by useing there venom to attack while there hunting.

saguaro cactus adaptation

Saguaro cactus are the largest cactus species in the USA. They have shallow roots that are used to collect rainfall from the few rains of saguaros sonoran desert habbitat.Saguaro cactus has 90% water and that it weighs more than 6 tonnes. They can grow more than 40 feet tall.The saguaro’s roots are just 4 to 6 inch deep.The saguaro cactus’s arm grows only when it is 70 years old.

Joshua Tree adaptation

Joshua tree can survive up to 1000 years, but it usually lives 150 to 200 years in the wild. Splints made out of wood of Joshua tree were used in medication of hurt American soldiers during the First World War. Joshua tree can grow 15 to 40 feet in height and 1 to 3 feet in depth.

jumping cholla adaptation

Jumping cholla usually produce fruit. A few flowers develop on the fruit from earlier season, appear information of hanging chains of fruit that can be 2 feet long. Jumping cholla is adapted to the life in arid areas.