Hot and dry in the summers, cool and moist in the winter.

Chaparral is characterized as being very hot and dry. The winter is very mild and is usually about 10 ºC. Then the summer is so hot and dry at 40 ºC that fires and droughts are very common.

Precipitation is 200 to 1,000 mm of rain per year


The Chaparral biome has many different types of terrain some examples are flat plains, rocky hills and mountain slopes.

Plants & Animals

Plants and animals are adapted to these conditions. Most of the plants have small, hard leaves which hold moisture. some of these plants are Poiso Oak, Scrub Oak, Yucca wiple and other shrubs, trees and cacti.

The animals are all mainly grassland and desert types adapted to hot, dry weather. A few examples are Coyotes, Jack Rabbits, Mule Deer, Alligator Lizards, Horney Toads, Praying Mantis, Honey Bee and Lady Bugs.


The animals have learned to live in their biome by being nocturnal and are usually small. Some of the adaptations of the Chaparral fauna are that the animals do not require much water. The animals are all mainly grassland and desert types adapted to hot dry weather. Animals have adapted to this sparse and rough terrain by becoming agile climbers.


Large predators are like wolves and Lynx. The smallest predator carnivores insectivores are like birds, skunks, owl, weasels, and foxes. Plant Eaters primary consumer like the moose, elk, insects, birds, small rodent: squirrels chipmunks mice.

On the competition large predators such as wolves depend on moose and elk. If there as a disease it could make this population too small to support the large predators. The Lynx has a better variety and the small predators have an even better choice in their food curly because they eat insects birds and small rodents, so the food supply is huge.

Limiting Factors

Abiotic factors is like the rainfall and temperature.

The Abiotic factors of the temperature woodland and shrubland climates consists of hot, dry summers, cool, wear winters, periodic fires, and thin soil with a poor nutrient content.

The Biotic factors are like the trees, and animals or any other thing that is living.

Ecological Concerns or Issues

Fires because create the danger of fire. Land Loss because are turned into commercial property for raising livestock or growing grains and other types of plants. Species Loss occurs by humans hunt a species to extinction or near extinction.