Taiga Biome or Boreal Forest Biome
By Chloe Barkow
Climate and Location
- Only in Northern Hemisphere (Europe, Asia, and North America)
- Generally snowy and cold in winter; warm and humid in summer.
More Climate Facts
- In winter, temperatures range between -65 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In summer, temperatures range between 20 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Description of Land
- Covered in snow
- Mostly compact forestation
- Humans destroy forest.
- Humans also hunt wildlife.
Plants and Adaptations
- Evergreens in the Taiga grow thin and close together to keep wind and cold out, they also have long, waxy needles and are shaped like an upside-down cone so snow can slide off of them easily.
- Extremely prone to wildfires, so trees grow thick bark to adapt.
Animals and Adaptions
- Birds migrate here in summer to mate and nest.
- Millions of insects live here in summer.
- Year round, this biome has lynx, bobcats, wolves, minks, ermine, rabbits, squirrels, deer, elk, moose, and voles.
- This is the largest biome in the world.
- In the summertime, it can have up to 20 hours of daylight.
- Boreal was the Greek Goddess of the North Winds
- Arctic winds bring bitter cold.
- 40 inches of precipitation a year.