Deciduous Forest Biome
By: Terrance Jackson
Deciduous is located on the eastern half of the united states. The average amount of rain fall is 30-60 inches per year. Seasons change along with the color of the leaves. When the seasons change the leaves also shed or fall off the trees.
The deciduous forest climate is normal to us. The deciduous forest has four seasons summer, spring, autumn, and winter. The temperature varies from a cold winter to a hot, wet summer. When fall comes around the trees shed leaves, getting them ready for the winter, so they are prepared for the cold weather. Trees also have such thick bark that the cold weather doesn't bother the them. The average temperature in the summer is 70 degrees celsius. Trees and flowers grow during the spring and summer. Many kinds of different trees, shrubs, and herbs grow in a deciduous forest biome.
A wide variety of animals can be found in a deciduous forest biome. There are mostly mammals, birds, and insects. Mammals that are commonly found in a deciduous forest biome are bears, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, deer, bobcats, timberwolves, and coyotes. Other animals like elk and bison have been hunted near extinction. The most common birds found in a deciduous forest biome are the birch, aspen, grey and black alder, and bird cherry. The most common insects that are found in a deciduous forest biome are ants, butterflies, various beetles, wasps, etc.
A deciduous forest biome consists a lot of trees like maple, oak, hickory, beech, etc. They also consist of evergreens such as hemlock, spruce, and fir. A deciduous forest usually has three to four layers of plants growth. The three layers are called lichen, moss, and ferns. Shrubs fill in the middle level and hardwood trees make up the third level. Conifer like spruce, fir, and pine trees can also be mixed in with the hardwood trees in this biome.