Pine Flatwoods & Dry Prairies
By: Chiara Czulno & Tayler Jasikiewicz
This is an example of the Pine Flatwoods. The Pine Flatwoods have tall pine trees and shrubs with a flat ground.
This is an example of the Dry Prairies. In it's name; Dry Prairies, you can immediately tell it's dry. This makes it have a possible chance for wildfires.
Wildfires are usually found in these locations, Pine Flatwoods and Dry Prairies, because of the lack of water and dry grasses.
-Mammals include; the bobcat, fox squirrels, the grey fox, armadillos, eastern cottontail rabbits, cotton rats, white-talied deer, skunks, raccoons, and opossums.
-Birds found are; the red-shouldered hawk, Bachman's sparrow, Bobwhite quail, brown-headed nuthatch, meadowlark, piliated woodpecker, pine warbler, red-bellied woodpecker, rufus-sided towhee, and the yellow-throated wabler.
-Reptiles are; the eastern diamond rattlesnake, pygmy rattlesnake, and the yellow rattlesnake.
-And Amphibians are; the oak toad, the chorus toad, pinewood tree frogs, cricket frogs, grass frog, and the flatwoods salamander.
-Dominant trees; slash pine, south Florida slash pine, pond pine, and longleaf pine
-Shrubs; saw palmetto, galberry, fetterbush, wax myrtle, dwarf live oak, tarflower, and blueberries/health
- Minor hardwoods; live oak, water oak, sweet gum, red maple, and ash.
Examples of wildlife and plants
Setophaga pinus- also known as, the pine warbler. It is a small, yellow songbird of the New World warbler family.
Bejaria racemosa- commonly known as tarflower, a woody shrub with a fragrant flower found in Florida and other southeastern U.S. states.
Urocyon cinereoargeneus- also named, as the gray fox. The gray fox is a carnivoran mammal found in the southern half of North America.
Endangered Wildlife and Endangered Plants
-Mammals; Florida black bear and Florida panther
-Birds; Southeastern kestrel, red-cockaded woodpecker, Florida sandhill crane, and the bald eagle.
-Reptiles; eastern indigo snake
-Shrubs; Chapman's rhododendron
Endangered Florida Panther (Extra Credit)
Description: Florida panthers are large, tan cats. Their bodies are mainly covered in tawny-beige fur, except for the whitish-gray belly and chest. Black markings decorate the tip of the tail, ears and around the snout.
Diet: Florida panthers are carnivores. They are skilled at hunting white-tailed deer, feral hogs, raccoons and other medium-sized mammals and reptiles. Florida panthers also stalk birds.
Habitat: Florida panthers utilize a diversity of warm climate habitats. They live in wetlands, swamps, upland forests, and stands of saw palmetto.
-The animal life can drink the water and not die off.
-The plant life need it so they can make their own food and survive.
-The water acts as another source of food for the animals around.
-It is a place for other species of animals to live live fishes,alligators,etc.