Walking in the Tundra
By: Mrs.Durst's Class
Some Animals in the tundra are- ptarmigan, polar bear, musk ox, arctic fox, arctic hare, wolves, ermines, caribou, antarctic ice fish, arctic squirrels, lemmings, snowshoe hares, arctic terns, tundra swans, snowy owls, snow buntings, cod, flatfish, salmon, trout, mice, walruses, slugs, seals, arctic loons, guillemots, ravens, bowhead whales, and beluga whales.
Some interesting facts about interesting animals are- polar bear- polar bears have a rough pad on the bottom of their feet so they do not slip on the ice.- ptarmigan- they have fur even in between their toes and on their feet even though they are a bird.- and the arctic loon stays underwater most of the time because they have adapted to the cold water so it is colder outside than it is in the water (for them).
List of most plants : Moss, blueberries, bilberries, cloudberries. flowers, lichens, arctic poppies, arctic willows, bearberries, cranberries, crowberries, marsh marygolds, swamp tea, and sedges. Some interesting facts about certain animals.
Cloudberries - Cloudberries are very rare and are not found very much anymore.
Bearberries - Their leaves are picked in summer and used for infusions
Crowberries - Eskimos use crowberries for most of their food supply.
In the Tundra the climate is very cold.In the winter the average temperature is 20 degrees *f through -30 degrees *f. The Tundra get 6-10 inches of precipitation a year. When it's windy bits of ice fly in the air. In the winter the days get shorter and the sun doesn't rise for weeks. In the summer the Tundra can get a little over 45*. In the summer the grass turns colors like red, brown and has little shrubs of green grass. Melting permafrost creates dramatic changes in the climate.
Animals - lots of the animals in the Tundra have special features like polar bears have rough paws, ptarmigans have feathered feet, and loons have webbed feet that help them swim through the water and the water is what keeps them warm. I think the Tundra is cool because all animals HAVE to adapt lots of ways to live there.
Weather - The Tundra is cold pretty much the whole time, summer and winter.
Basic Cool Things - The Tundra is almost always covered in snow and or ice.The Tundra has very little or no population.
Siting My Sources!
R, Rogerson, J. "Tundra." World Book Student. World Book 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.