Temperate Deciduous Forest
By: Paul Haberstock
- the Bald Eagle has 3 times the sight of humans so they can seek out their prey.
- it also has a curved beak so it can tear up its food
- has a thick furry coat which allows it to survive during the winter
- this creature creates its home in hollowed out logs and tree stumps.
- The Eastern Box Turtle feeds on earthworms and other invertebrates
- Bats prey on Luna moths
- Owls feed on rodents on the forest floor
- The cored bug feeds on caterpillars
- A coyote and a mountain lion fight over deer and rabbits
- A swallow and a blue jay fight for nuts and berries
Vitals of the Biome
- Exotic Species
- Wood Turtle
- Blue Spotted Salamander
Plants located in this biome
Most plants that live in the temperate forest have special adaptations that allow them to live in this area. The trees in this area have actual leaves instead of pine needles. The leaves always change colors with the seasons. In the summer the leaves are green, which helps them use photosynthesis. In the fall, the leaves turn colors such as red, yellow and even orange.
1.) Hardwood Trees like maple, oak, birch, and beech all have very thick, hard bark which protects them from the cold winters.
2.) Many of these trees also drop their leaves in the autumn to prevent water loss.
3.) These trees also have very broad leaves which allows them to absorb more sunlight.
4.) In the spring, the warmer temperatures let the trees know that its time to make new leaves
5.) Wildflowers grow on the forest floor in the early spring to shade the forest floor
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