Petrified Forest of Arizona
By: Solomon Amaning
During the summer days, temperatures range from 90 to 100 degrees. At nighttime, lows are in the 50s. In winter, the highs are in the 40s or 50s, or much colder with highs only in the 20s. Annual rainfall is 9 to 10 inches. There is occasional snow in the winter. High winds can occur any time of year. Humidity is usually low. Also, elevation is 5500 feet above sea level. Animal life at Petrified Forest includes amphibians, birds, insects, spiders, mammal, and reptiles. Birds, lizards and rabbits are seen most frequently.
Why Preserve Petrified Forest
Petrified forest help protect the Black Footed Ferret because of their vast amount of grassland.
Protectors of the Parks
The National Park Service and Natural Parks Conservation Association works to protect, maintain, and expand the area so it will always be around for science and research as well as to show off its natural beauty.
Grassland in Petrified Forest