Monday, October 25, 2010

My Favorite Biome

My favorite biome is the Boreal Coniferous Forest, also known as taiga.
The taiga is located primarily in Canada, Alaska, the northernmost parts of North America, Russia, and the northernmost parts of Europe. It has coniferous trees including fir, larch, pine, spruce, aspen, poplar, birch, and willow. Taiga also has lichens and moss. It is prone to forest fires even though it receives ample rain (12-33 inches per year). Temperature ranges from negative 65 to 30 degrees F in winter and from 20-70 degrees F in summer, when it’s warm, rainy, and humid. It doesn’t have many mammals that live there, and most that do hibernate in the winter since food supplies are limited then, but there is an abundance of species of bugs in the summer.  Migratory birds populate the area at certain times of the year.

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