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Temperate deciduous forest
Temperate Deciduous Forest
By: Julia B, Allison S, and Ryann E.
This is the biome where we live. There is four seasons here is the temperate deciduous forest. They are Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. These seasons are expressed dramatically. Winters can be very cold and snowy, spring time is warm and lively, summers can be hot and humid and autumn can be cool and dry. These temperatures vary depending on the location.
Organisms in a temperate forest
There are many animals in the temperate deciduous forest, such as the white tailed deer, blue spotted salamanders, wild turkeys, and snowshoe hare. Some animals are omnivores, like the black bear, grizzly bear, and brown bears, because they eat things like berries and fruits, but also fish and dead animals. Other animals are herbivores, like the white-tailed tailed deer and the moose, because they eat only plants. There is also quite a bit of carnivores in the temperate deciduous forest, like the puma (Panthera onca), it eats only meat. The plant life is prolific with trees and flowers, like the native trillium.There are beautiful flowers in the temperate deciduous forest, like the wood lily, which is red with a tint of orange on it. There is also a great amount of deciduous forest trees, like the tall red oak, and the sugar maple. The dirt is full of bacteria and Protists like the chizocoenoses (kingdom Monera) and paramecium (kingdom Protist) . The temperate deciduous forest also has a good variety of mushrooms, like the tawny milkcap mushroom. You can also find shelf fungus connected to the end of trees, looking like a shelf. Many insects in the temperate deciduous forest such as the tiger swallowtail butterfly and the brown cicada, depend on plants for their survival. Reptiles like box turtles feed on these insects as a part of their diet. The temperate deciduous forest deeply depends on it
A young white tailed deer.
s communities to keep the balance of nature and to keep this biome functioning as one. There is a numerous protists in the temperate deciduous forest. They live in countless areas, such as the soil and trees. These consist of
Another member of the protist kingdom that can be found in the temperate deciduous forest is testate amoeba and the ciliate
. The ciliate
is mostly found in wet soil.
Location and Climate
Temperate deciduous forest is located mostly in the eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China and Japan. The latitude ranges from 38° south to 23° north. This breathtaking biome gets an average of 750 to 1,500 mm of rain per year. It gets around 14 inches of precipitation in winter and around 18 inches in summer. The temperatures in the temperate deciduous forest are generally mild but depend on the location of the habitat. When this biome is located higher up, the temperatures are cooler in the summer and winter. This also applies to places that are farther away from the equator. Places that are closer to the equator are much warmer in the summer and winter. They don't get as much snow in the winter because it is not always cold enough for the rain to freeze into snow. The general range of the temperatures in the temperate deciduous forest, can be from -10 to 100. Usually such extreme temperatures are not found in the same area. They differ on their latitude.
The green indicates where the temperate deciduous forest can be found.
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