Taige

Angela O

General Description

  • Largest terrestrial biome
  • Glaciers once covered it
  • Glaciers receded, which caused cuts and depressions in landscape
  • Now filled with rain, creating lakes
  • Cool elevations


Types of Animals

  • Seed eating squirrels and jays
  • Small mammals
  1. Ermine
  2. Moles
  3. Lemming
  4. Snow white owl
  • Largest mammals
  1. Deer
  2. Moose
  3. Elk
  4. Snowshoe Hare
  • Predators
  1. Grizzly Bears
  2. Wolves
  3. Lynes
  4. Wolverines


Types of Plants

  • Common Tree: Conifer or Cone-bearing tree
  • Conifer includes, pines, spruces, and firs
  • Occasionally found: Oak, Birch, Willow and Alder


Annual Rainfall

  • 10-30 inches of rainfall (25-75cm)


Average Yearly Temperature

  • Range: -65 degrees to 70 degrees fahrenheit
  • Half the year, below freezing


Soil Type

  • Is thin
  • Acidic
  • Not nutrient rich
  • Also very rocky


Amount of Sunlight

  • Summer: 24 hours
  • Winter: Few hours of sun in the middle of the day


Geographical Location in the World

  • A band across North America, Europe and Asia


Unusual Fact about Biome

  • Prone to wildfires
  • Trees adapted and grow thick bark which protects them from mild fires