Chaparral Biome

By Dezney Hosey & Jo DeLoach

General Climate Conditions

The general weather in our biome is dry and with small amounts of rain this influences the animals to not carry extremely thick coats of fur and because of the usual mountains most animals have adapted to be well suited for climbing the temperature ranges but is usually around 70°
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Plants & Their Characteristics

The Chaparral has many different plants, some of them are a Blue Oak Tree, Coyote Brush, Olive Tree, Fairy Duster, and a King Protea. Most of the plants have small, hard leaves which hold moisture. They hold moisture and it's good for the plants because their biome is very dry and can commonly catch fire at any time so this is how they would survive.

Animals & Their Characteristics

In the Chaparral biome some very known animals they are all mainly grassland and desert types adapted to hot, dry weather. A few examples: coyotes, jack rabbits, mule deer, alligator, lizards, horned toads, praying mantis, honey bee, and ladybugs. These animals do not require much water. They have adapted to their biome by being nocturnal and being small and by becoming agile climbers, foraging over larger areas and varying their diet to scrub or hard plants in their biome.

Is this a good place to grow things?

It wouldn't be a good idea to grow things in the Chaparral biome because it's kinda like a desert in some ways it can get very hot and be very dry at times. Sometimes it's trees and vegetation get cut down from time to time. There is very little water in the biome as well. So it really depends on what type of plant or thing you want to grow here.

Where this Biome is Located

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The Chaparral biome is found in small sections of most continents, including the west coast of the United States, the west coast of the South America, the Cape Town area of South Africa, The western tip of Australia and the coastal areas of the Mediterranean.