Take A Walk Through The Deciduous ForestBy:Jack harris
The deciduous forest biome is located in the U.S., Canada, Europe, China, Japan, and some parts of Russia.
As the seasons change, so do the trees.
INTRO. Did you know that many trees in the deciduous forest contain SAP which they use to keep their roots from freezing? There are many cool things about the deciduous forest you might not know. You might not know about the environment and the biotic and abiotic factors of the deciduous forest. Maybe you would like to find out about the producers, consumers, and decomposers of the forest. Maybe you would like to find out about the animals interaction, the limiting factors, and the humans effect on the forest. Well you will know everything about the deciduous forest after this.
The forest has five zones starting from forest floor, to canopy.
ENVIRONMENT. The deciduous forest environment is very exciting. Walk into the forest and you see lots of trees such as oak and birch. In the fall, the trees' leaves change to colors like orange and yellow. You can hear birds chirping all around. There are lots of animals and birds like owls, red tail hawks, deer, and bears just to name some. The average temperature is a beautiful 50 f. The average rainfall is 50-60 in.. That's wet. That's the beautiful deciduous forest environment.
Most animals in the deciduous forest are camouflaged with the ground to escape predators.
BIOTIC/ABIOTIC FACTORS. There are a lot of biotic and abiotic factors in the deciduous forest. Let's start with biotic factors. Biotic means alive or was alive. Some biotic factors in the forest are ferns, plants, and trees that are food for herbaviors. Also squirrels, raccoons, and deer are biotic factors in the forest. Abiotic factors are nonliving or never was living. A very important abiotic factor would be soil. The soil helps all the plants grow. Some other critical abiotic factors would be sunlight and water or rainfall. Those are the biotic and abiotic factors of the deciduous forest.
The trees in the deciduous forest change colors in the fall because the trees stop producing chlorophyll, which makes their leaves green.
PRO, CON, DEC.The Wildlife Of The Forest. There are a lot or producers, consumers, and decomposers in the deciduous forest. Producers are plants that make their own food. Consumers are animals that eat plants or animals. Examples of consumers would be bears, and raccoons. Decomposers get dead animals and plants and break the down. Some examples of decomposers are snails, and bacteria . Those are some producers, consumers, and decomposers of the deciduous forest.
The growing season in the deciduous forest lasts 6 months.
HOW THEY INTERACT. In the forest the animals INTERACT by predator/prey or parasite/host. A predator is an animal that eats another animal. Prey is an animal that gets eaten by another animal. An example of predator/prey would be the owl eats the vole. A parasite is something that lives inside and feeds off of the host or animal. A host is an animal that the parasite lives in. An example of parasite/host would be the tapeworm eats the deer. Well that'show animals interact in the deciduous forest.
The deciduous forest has a great number of animals.
LIMITING FACTORS. Do you know what limiting factors are? Limiting factors are things you need to live. A very important limiting factor in the deciduous forest would be water or rainfall. If you don't have water or other liquids you will die. Another critical factor is food. Same with water, if you don't have it you will die. Some other limiting factors would be shelter and space. Well there you have it... the limiting factors in the deciduous forest.
When it hits freezing temperatures, plants use sugar solutions to prevent water freezing.
HUMANS EFFECT. Have you ever thought about how humans can effect the deciduous forest? Humans effect it in many ways. They can destroy animal home's by cutting down trees and clearing the land. Humans also burn fossil fuels which leads to GLOBAL WARMING that can cause acid rain that destroys animal home's. Humans will also mine for minerals that can harm the deciduous forest.
In the spring, the trees grow new leaves to get sunlight.
CONCLUSION. So after reading, how much more did you learn about the deciduous forest that you didn't know? Hopefully you learned a lot about the beautiful forest environment, the living and nonliving factors, and producers, consumers, and decomposers. Hope you learned a lot about how the animals interact, the limiting factors, and how humans effect the deciduous forest. Now you're a deciduous forest expert!
Animals within this biom have have to adapt to the cold winters and hot summers, so they have to hibernate, migrate, or stay active during the winter.
GLOSSARY. Word 1, SAP=water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts, found in trees and is sticky. Word 2, INTERACT=act in such a way as to have an effect on another. Word 3, GLOBAL WARMING=a gradual increase in the overall temperature of earth's atmosphere.