Kaylaa Beachem 2/Ms.Green

Temperate Forest

Temperate Forest

  1. The primary producers of this forest is the plants that use their chlorophyll to create food for their own growth as well for the animals. The secondary producers are tiny shrews that devour insects. The decomposes are mushrooms and other things. The tertiary consumers are lynx,bears, wolves and Cougars.

Temperate Forest Biome

LOCATION: Most temperate, deciduous (leaf-shedding) forests are located in the eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China, Japan, and parts of Russia. Deciduous forests are broken up into five zones. The firstzone is the tree stratum zone. It is the tallest zone and trees here range from 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters) tall. Maple, elm, and oak trees are just some examples of trees found in this zone. The second zone is the small tree and sapling zone. Younger, shorter trees characterize this zone. The shrub zone is the third zone. Shrubs include mountain laurel, huckleberries, and many others. The fourth zone is the herb zone, and contains short herbal plants, like ferns. The Ground zone is the final zone where plants grow directly near the ground. Some plants that grow here are lichens and mosses.

Black Bear

  • Black Bears can catch fish by swatting them out of the water
  • Black Bears eat fish, rodents , berries, bugs, and honey.
  • Black Bears are usually black, but they can also be brown or cinnamon colored.
  • Black Bears sometimes walk on their hind legs.