General Description: In the winter it is freezing cold, there is ice every where. Yet in the summer it gets very warm and melts. Insects come to lay eggs in the melting water from ice off the mountains, and birds come to lay their eggs in the evergreen trees.
Definition of Taiga Biome: The boreal forest (also known as the taiga, a russian word meaning swampy and moist forest) is found in a nearly continuous belt across North America and Eurasia. Most of Canada and Russia are covered by coniferous trees that make up this biome. This biome is defined by the trees that compose it.
Temperature: The low temperature in the winter is about -54'C and the high in the winter is usually about -7'C. Durning the warmer weather the low is about -1'C, and the high is about 21'C.
Precipitation: Usually the precipitation is about 30-85 cm. (12-33 in.) a year, most of that precipitation comes during the warmer weather.
Landforms: There are many mountains and retreating glaciers that have transformed mountains into high plains. But there are still many tall pointy mountains that are huge and beautiful, many people climb these mountains.
Rain in the Taiga
Of all the biomes in the world the taiga has the third highest rainfall.
Snow in the Taiga
In the winters there is a very large amount of snow due to the fact that it is usually around -20'C in the winter.
Mountains in the Taiga
This is one of the beautiful mountains of the taiga.
Plants: Not many plants can survive the extreme cold of the taiga. There are some lichens and mosses but most plants are coniferous trees such as, spruce, hemlock, fir, and evergreen trees.
This is one of the few predators in the taiga, so most animals, even the larger moose lookout for these amazing animals.
This moose is one of the many animals in this biome, but everyday scientist are discovering more animals in the taiga.
As you can see the taiga is full of the same kind of tree. More trees are still being discovered in the taiga.