Temperate Deciduous Forest
What is the climate and temperature of the temperate deciduous forest?
Animals that live in the forest
Bears adapt to the climate by hibernating in the winter. Other animals like birds migrate during the winter.
Raccoons adapt to the forest by using the trees as their home.
Deer adapt to the biome by trying the plants to see if they're a good food supply.
This snake has an advantage living in the forest because it can camoflauge itself under the leaves and catch prey more easily.
Animals like squirrels have to adapt to hot summers and cold winters in order to survive.
How is the temperate deciduous forest threatened?
Trees like maple trees adapt to the environment by losing their leaves in the winter. After the leave falls off, a leaf scar is left, which is a protective covering that seals where the leaf was attached. If this process didn't happen, the water in the leaves would freeze and therefore damage the leaves because bacteria and fungi could easily destroy it.
Oak trees are very massive. Their roots extend outwards, unlike other trees.
Mountain laurel shrub
Plants adapt to the climate by making a concentrated sugar solution so the water in their stems don't freeze during the winter.
Moss is very abundant in the forest, and absorbs rain water in order to grow.
Tree saplings use available nutrients found in the soil of the temperate deciduous forest.
Forest Food Web
Cool things about the temperous decidious forest!
-Many animals camoflauge themselves into the ground to escape predators and catch prey.
-Animals have to easily adapt to survive in the forest because the seasons change about every three months.
-Trees are extremely important; they provide shelter, food, and water for the animals.
Predator/prey relationships and competition
Examples of competition:
A raccoon and a squirrel both want to live in the same tree, but only one will make it its home.
Two snakes are hungry and fight over the same mouse; one will get a meal and the other will have to find another source of food.
An endangered species that is found in Australia. It used to be hunted, but the problem now is that Australia has had a climate change and the waters that the duck-billed platypus swims in have become too warm. This makes it very difficult for it to survive.
The red panda is endangered because of deforestation. Their natural homes are becoming smaller and smaller as forests are cut down. The pandas have to find another home if they want to survive.