Temperate Deciduous Forest

By: Ericka Ceaca

Climate and weather

In January the temperature might drop to (10 degrees F). In the summer it might be warm as (81 degrees F). Winters have short days and alittle bit of sunlight. Summer days are long and sunny. The weather changes throughout the year. In the winter it has short days with alittle sunlight. The temperate deciduous forest has four seasons that change. This is the only biome that has four seasons.

Location

The temperate deciduous forest has six location that is half of the United States. It can also be located in Canada. The temperate deciduous forest can also be located in Europe and parts of Russia. The other two location is China, and Japan. These are all the six location it can be found in the whole world. This all the location in the Deciduous Forest.


Animals

There can be many animals in the temperate deciduous forest. One of the animals is the black bear. The black bears diet is fruits, nuts, roots, honey, insects, fish, and small mammals. It is a carnivore. Their habitat is wooded areas, swamps, and national parks. It is range in Alaska, Canada, USA, England through Pennsylvania to Tennessee, Florida to Louisiana, mountainous areas of the West, and Northern Mexico. Another animal is a Raccoon. It is a carnivore. Their diet is aquatic animals, rodent, eggs, birds, nuts, seeds, corn and fruit. Thiers habitat is swaps, often near water and wooden areas. They are range Southern Canada, U.S.A, and south Panama. One animal can also be the Bank Vole. Its diet is leaves. Its habitat is the woodland. They are range in Europe, and east USSR. The last animal is also the Goshawk. Their diet is small mammels.They live in forest and woodland. They are range in the North America, Europe, Iran, Tibet, and Japan. The black bear hibernates in the winter as an adaption. Migration is another adaption. Birds will migrate to warmer places during the winter.


Plants

Some of the dark red plants are Red maple ,dogwood, sassafras, and scarlet oak . Trees of this biome include both broadleaf, deciduous trees, such as maple, oak, hickory, and beech, and evergreens, such as hemlock, spruce, and fir. A deciduous forest typically has three to four, and sometimes five, layers of plant growth. In the spring, deciduous trees begin producing thin, broad, light-weight leaves that is their adaptations. In the spring, deciduous trees begin producing thin, broad, light-weight leaves. This type of leaf structure easily captures the sunlight needed for food production. The broad leaves are great when temperatures are warm and there is plenty of sunlight. However, when temperatures are cold, the broad leaves expose too much surface area to water loss and tissue damage. To help prevent this damage from occurring, deciduous trees make internal and physical adaptations that are triggered by changes in the climate.