The temperate deciduous forests

By: Peighton Watson

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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 located in New Zealand, and southeastern Australia also. As seen on the map above


The climate is a mix of temperature and precipitation. Deciduous forests have almost 14 inches of rain in the winter months and more than 18 inches of rain in the summer.

Types of plants

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

Types of animals

  • American Bald Eagle
  • American Black Bear
  • Coyote
  • Duckbill Platypus
  • Eastern Chipmunk
  • European Red Squirrel
  • Fat Dormouse
  • Least Weasel
  • White-tailed Deer