Temperate Hardwood Forests

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Introduction

Temperate Hardwood Forests can be found in many places in Florida. But they are mainly found in northern Florida(A.K.A. the panhandle) as you can see on the map. One interesting fact is that they are also called Hammocks. A close by and interesting to visit Hardwood Forest is "The Coastal Hammock Forest" which is near Fort Manatees.
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Biotics

Animals

  • Bobcats
  • Box Turtles
  • Eastern Gray Squirrels
  • Florida Panther
  • Florida Black Bear
  • Eastern Indigo Snake
Plants
  • Dogwood
  • Black Cherries
  • Cabbage Palm
Decomposers


  • Termites
  • Worms

Abiotics

Temperate Hardwood Forests often have moist soil with lots of organic components. Also there are limestone rocks. Temperate hardwood forests have mild temperatures and are a terrestrial ecosystem. Because some of the most important species can't survive near the sea Temperate Hardwood Forests often have fresh water. Most Temperate Hardwood Forests have a yearly average humidity of about 75%.

Food Web

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Classification of a Florida Panther

Domain: Eukaryota

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Genus: Puma

Species: concolor

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Endangered Species: Florida Panther

A Florida Panther is a type of big cat with light brownish beige fur. They are endangered because of humans but people are keeping them in reserves, hoping to help them survive. They do not roar but purr instead and their kittens are born with blue eyes.
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Sources

webworldwonders.firn.edu

en.wikipedia.org

www.eattheweeds.com

www.fcps.edu

www.hurricanescience.org

waingerlab.cbl.umces.edu

climatecenter.fsu.edu

sofia.usgs.gov

https://www.nps.gov/foma/learn/nature/hammock.htm

www.floridapanther.org