Biome Travel Brochure

Taiga

The Taiga

The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest. Living in the taiga is cold and lonely. So you might want to bring a couple of friends to spice up your trip. The taiga is the largest biome in the world. It covers over North America and Eurasia. It is located in the northern part of the world just below the tundra.

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How to get there ? Transportation ?

The plane would be the quickest way to get there from Atlanta, but if you plan on driving you can to. It will total to about 960 miles, 15 hours and 57 minutes. The transportation needed while visting the taiga is a car. You may want more of a jeep to ride around the forest and dirt roads.

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Travel Info

The Taiga is cold but not as cold as the tundra. You may need to pack sweaters and warm colthing depending on what time you plan on visting. If you plan on seeing animals you may want to go at a time where the temparture is warmer and wear less clothing but be sure to pack a whole bunch of bug spray because insects fill up the taiga during the summer. Also, be on the lookout on where you are staying because the taiga is prone for having wildfires. Tress have adpated to this by growing thick bark to prevent from mild fires.

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Weather and Enviroment

The animals you are most likely to see are the american black bears, grizzley bears, bald eagles, bobcats, gray wolves , and snowshoe rabbits. The plants you will see are the jack pine tree, balsam fir, and paper birch. During the Spring/Sumer birds migrate their to the taiga to nest and feed. The average temperature is below freezing for six months out of the year. During that time certain animals hibernate such as bears, the birds fly away and mice and moles live in tunnels under the snow.

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Ecology

2 predator/prey relationships are the wolf and snowshoe rabbit and the bobcat and squirrel. One limiting factor in the taiga is the weather when it is summer the insects are at its millions but during the winter there population is low. Humans impact alot in the taiga by taking the homes of these animals and killing others. Wolves help keep the ecosystem's population in check by preying on the weak animals so there will be food for the stronger individuals. Wolves help keep the ecosystem's population in check by preying on the weak animals so there will be food for the stronger individuals.


Endangered Species

The Wolverine is an endangered species because of human settlement and low birth rates have decreased the population of wolverines in North America.


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