Grasslands Biome Project

By: Hannah Riddle

Grassland Description

Grasslands. Grasslands are found in every continent except Antarctica. Grasslands are flat, have very few trees and tons of grass. They can have tropical or dry surfaces. Grasslands have some of the richest soil in the world. People who live in Grasslands often use the dark soil for farming and grazing cattle.

Grassland's Abiotic Factor

Grasslands have hot summers and cold winters. Winters can be -40% fahrenheit and summers can be over 100% fahrenheit. They get 100 to 35 inches of precipitation. Because there are no trees, there are heavy coastal winds. The farther west and in the interior of the country, the temperatures becomes drier. Moisture from the Pacific Ocean is blocked by the mountains. This is where the short-grass prairies are found. Most grasslands is flat terrain or low, rolling hills. Most grasslands have ponds or watering holes.

Grassland's Biotic Factor

Grasslands are home to many animals, such as the bison, pronghorn, gophers, prairie dogs, coyotes, wolves, foxes, and badgers.There are many different kinds of grasses that live in this biome, including, purple needle grass, wild oats,foxtail, ryegrass, and buffalo grass.

Grassland pics ; )

Ecological concerns or issues (Grasslands)

Farmers are killing prairie dogs because they think they are pests. People are killing endangered animals. The gas from the tourists cars are polluting the air! So please, recycle, ride your bike, pick up trash, and know that with your help you can make the world a better place.
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