Temperate Deciduous Forest

Biome Project by: Sydney 3rd period

Climate

The Temperate Deciduous Forest has contrasting seasons. It is wet with freezing winters and warm summers. The soil has rich humus making farming easy. This biome is in the top three for precipitation. It gets about 30 to 60 inches per year! The weather is unpredictable and always changing so animals have to adapt.

Location

My biome is located in the eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, and parts of Russia. The area I focused on was Staunton, Virginia. The average temperature is very low all year. Raging from -2 to 23. It starts to get warmer once its April. The Temperate Deciduous Forest has a lot of vegetation affecting the temperature.

Animals and Vegetation

Many of the animals living in this biome have a dark color fur so they can hide from predators. One of the animals living in the Deciduous Forest is a Black Bear. Black bears have this color coat because they are usually active at night when no one can spot them. Another animal adapting in this biome is a dear. They are very lively animal with quick reflections so they can easily break away from predators. There is a mass amount of trees in this biome. During the winter trees have adapted to soak up a large supply of water. Some trees in the forest are oak, and maple.

Human Interaction

Humans have moved to this area over the years because its fertile soil. This biome is slowly being destroyed because trees are being chopped down. Littering is also causing a big problem affecting the lakes around the forest. People usually hike or hunt in these areas which affects the food chain.
Temperate Deciduous Forests

Fun Facts

"Some insects of the temperate deciduous biome cannot survive winter so they lay eggs before they die. These eggs can survive winter and hatch once spring arrives." "Most animals in this biome are camouflaged with the ground so they blend in and can escape predators." "The leaves of deciduous trees change color in the fall because the plant or tree stops producing chlorophyll which is what gives them their green color." The temperate deciduous forest biome is subdivided onto five zones. The zone levels are dependent upon the height of the trees."