All About Deserts
Most deserts are in hot climates like the 90s but some can be cold. Deserts have very little rainfall and get about 10 inches of rain each year. Deserts can be very easy to get lost in because of the many sand dunes.
A Kangaroo Rat is located in North America, Southwestern, United States and parts of Mexico.A Kangaroo Rat eats seeds, leaves, stems and fruit.It can be as long as 4-16 inches thats about as big as a 3rd graders desk.
A Meerkat is found in the land of Kalahari. Meerkats eat insects,lizards,small rodents and scorpions. A Meerkats average length is 10-14 inches.
A Sidewinder Rattlesnake is found in Arizona,Nevada,California,northern Mexico and Utah. It eats small rodents and lizards. Its about 30 inches thats about as big as 3 papers.
The Jumping Cholla
A Jumping Cholla looks like a fuzzy plant with fuzzy branches.Its completely covered in spines.
The Joshua Tree grows in the Joshua Tree National park in California and Joshua Forest.
Desert Iron Wood
The Desert Iron Wood only grows in the washes and valleys of the Sonoran Desert.
Did you now the deserts are about 8% of the worlds surface? Less than 10 inches of rain go to the deserts each year. People make medicines and oils from desert plants.
The deserts are getting bigger. Some deserts have expanded as the world gets hotter. Farmers sometimes cut down trees and make wells to find water.