Favorite Biome

Temperate (Deciduous) Forest


Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe. There are many deciduous forests in Asia. Some of the major areas that they are in are southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. South America has two big areas of deciduous forests in southern Chile and Middle East coast of Paraguay. There are deciduous forests also located in New Zealand, and southeastern Australia.


One thing that is interesting about this biome and its climate is that it has four distinct seasons; spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Most deciduous forests have mild summers averaging about 70 °F. Summer months usually begin in early June and end in late August. Winter months don't begin until December. Winter temperatures are fairly cool with an average temperature of a little below freezing.

Types of Plants

American Beech, Carpet Moss, Common Lime, Guelder Rose, Lady Fern, Northern Arrowwood, Pecan, Shagbark Hickory, Tawny Milksap Mushroom, White Birch, and the White Oak.

Types of Animals

American Bald Eagle, American Black Bear, Coyote, Duckbill Platypus, Eastern Chipmunk European Red Squirrel, Fat Dormouse, Least Weasel, and the White-Tailed Deer.