Temperate Deciduous Forest
American Beech is a type of tree that grows in the temperature deciduous forest. The tree looses its leaves in the winter, but stays the same the rest of the year. Carpet Moss are evergreen plants also found in the deciduous forest. In the spring the carpet moss is golden green, but it becomes a darker green as it ages. White oaks are commonly found in the deciduous forest and they can adapt to almost any climate, anywhere. Pecan trees are trees that grow best in a humid climate. The Common Limewood Tree, found in the temperate deciduous forest, grows best in hot, sunny climates.
American Black Bear- They adapt well in the winter because of their many layers of fur. They also hibernate in winter so they don;t have to hunt for food.
Duckbill Platypus- They live in the deciduous forest in Australia. Their thick fur keeps them dry and warm.
Eastern Chipmunk- They hibernate a little bit. Mostly, the move around in warm weather.
Most animals are either nut and acorn feeders or omnivores. Most animals in the deciduous forest hibernate in the winter.
- A snake catching and eating a mouse.
- A hawk picking up a rat.
- Rattlesnakes eating chipmunks.
- Cougars and bears both fight over fish and deer.
- A hawk competes with a snake to eat rats.
- Insects cooperate and live off the same nutrients.
- Rodents and birds cooperate.
The Duckbill Platypus and Asian Black Bears are two identified endangered species in the temperate deciduous forest.
Temperate deciduous forests are very important because they provide large amounts of oxygen from Carbon Dioxide. They also prevent erosion of land.