Desert

By : Dawson Reed and Alex Heizer

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The desert is a very dry biome and hot in the day and cold at night. The desert usually has little rain fall and a small amount of organsims that live there.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vniLnHo92Rc
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-Barrel Cactus/Echinocactus

-Saguare/Carnesiea giganta

-Palm Tree/Arecaceae

-Organ Pipe Cactus/Stenocereus Thurberi

-Elephant Tree/Bursera Microphylla

Adaptations

1) Cactus spikes

2) Drought Tolerance

3) Drought Erosion

4) Waxy coating on stems and leaves help reduce water loss.

5)Slower growing requires less energy.

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-Armadillo Lizard/Cataphactus

-Banded Gila Monster/Suspectum Cinetum

-Bobcat/Nufus

-Cactus Wren/Brunneicapillus

-Coyote/Canis latrans

-Desert Bighorn Sheep/Canadesis Nelsoni

-Desert Kangaroo Rat/Deserti

Adaptations

-Fur blends with desert sand.

-Thorny Devil drinks with its skin.

-Big ears act like radiators.

-Storing fat for desert survival

-Some animals have tough mouths allowing them to eat cactus.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnet6mXkoBI

Extra Facts! (:

-The largest desert is in Antartica.

-Around 1/3 of the earth us covered in deserts.

-Most people think deserts have to be hot, but really they are the only places that are very dry and get little rainfall.

-The Sahara Desert spans across 12 different countries.

-Some deserts can accumulate snow in the cold seasons or at night.