The Coastal Plains

By: Corin Nosow

Background Info

North Carolina is divided up into three biomes: the coastal plain, piedmont, and mountains. The coastal plain is the farthest of the biomes to the east, and ends at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.


Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_North_Carolina

Plants and Animals

Plants in the coastal plain include beech trees, cypress trees, hickory, lilies, orchids, pine trees, red cedars, red maples, sunflowers, sweet gums, and willow oaks. Animals in the coastal plain include alligators, black bears, cardinals, bobcats, seagulls, corn snakes, black ducks, blue gills, and Canadian geese.


Links:

- http://ncpedia.org/wildlife/coastal-plain

- http://ncpedia.org/vegetation#coastalplain

Climate and Description

The coastal plain consists of low, flat land that reaches from the inner coastal plain out to the Outer Banks. The climate of North Carolina depends on the Atlantic Ocean partly, which keeps the temperature mild during the winter, and moderate in the summer. Temperatures average around 40-50 degrees in the winter, and can get up to 90 degrees or above in the summer. Overall, the plains get around 40-50 inches of rain each year.


Link: https://www.secretary.state.nc.us/kidspg/geog.htm