Desert Biome

Come visit us in the desert!

When you come to the desert you will try many different foods that you may have never had. The food in the desert is very different but also VERY tasty. The desert is located in many different parts of the world. There is a desert in every continent but Antarctica. Now when you come to visit the desert you might see many animals such as the kangaroo rat, armadillo lizard, bobcats and many more.


Desert Plants

~ There many edible plants in the desert such as:

1.Barrel Cactus Fruit

2.Spiny Hackberry berries

3.Prickly Pear Cactus

4.Cholla

5.Yucca

When you come to the desert you will try many different foods that you may have never had. The food in the desert is very different but VERY tasteful. An example would be the fruit of the Barrel cactus. Yes I did just say a plant you are probably thinking I'm crazy but beyond that spiky outer layer the top of the cactus has a sweet and juicy fruit.The plants in the desert adapt to where they don't need as much water to survive, but when they do receive water they store it inside and save it. Some other plants in the desert consist of the Brittle Bush, Chainfruit Cholla, Cresote Bush, Joshua Tree, the Ocotillo, and many more.


Geography

The desert does not get much rain so there is a lot of sand every where. The desert can be miles and miles long. There are deserts in every content but Antartica. Depending on the desert there can be valleys that you can visit.The Shara desert is 5200 miles long. If you want to find a desert using the world map use latitude and longtitude.


Desert Animals

In the desert, animals have many ways to adapt. The two main adaptations that desert animals must make are how to deal with lack of water and how to deal with extremes in temperature. Animals to look out for would be bobcats, armadillo lizard, Banded Gila Monster, cactus wren, coyote, desert bighorn sheep, desert Kangaroo rat, desert tortoise, javelina, cactus ferruginoug pygmy owl, Sonoran desert toad, sonoran pronghorn antelope, and thorny devil.


Meteorology

Deserts are very arid or dry regions. The amount of rainfall deserts receive a year is 10 inches or less. Some years there may be no rainfall at all. Dry desert climates are formed by high pressure zones in which cold air descends. The descending air becomes warm, but instead of releasing rain, the heat from the ground evaporates the water before it can come down as rain. The found is extremely hot due to the suns rays beating down on it directly overhead. There are usually two or three variations of a desert climate. There is a hot desert climate, cold climate, and sometimes mild climates.



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