Rocky Mountains Western United states

Climate in the Mountains in the Western United States

Average Rainfall: 14" per year

Average Max Rainfall: 2.2" (in July)

Average Min Rainfall: .4" (in January)

Average Temperature: 23 Degrees F per year

Max Temperature: 98 Degrees F (July)

Min Temperature: -52 Degrees F (January)

Net Primary Production:

My biome is different from other biomes because of the elevation. Near the top of the mountains, the air is thin and there is no life. But, as you go down, there tends to be more life.

Soil Fertility:

The fertility of the soil is not good because they do not have enough nutrients to support any type of life to grow.

Endangered

How does the Razorback Sucker apply to HIPPCO?

The Razorback Sucker is endangered because of the loss of major food plains and due to the fact of invasive species.

Invasive

Purpose or accident?

The cheat grass was purposely brought to the Americas by the Europeans but it was never supposed to get to the rockies. It is called cheatgrass because it cheated its way over there.

Tiger Salamander

live 10-16 years

usually live in the ground

are carnivores

Bighorn Sheep

Travel in groups

Can weigh up to 300 pounds for males and half that for females

Will fight with their horns

Three Toed Woodpecker

Eat fruits and small insects

Are black and white

have only 3 toes unlike the usual 4 toed woodpeckers

Quaking Aspen

5,600- 11,000 feet high

live 120 years

roots can exchange resources

Tetraphis Pellucida

found on well rotten wood

grows upright to 1.5 cm

leaves are 1 mm long but shorter than 2 mm

Snow Buttercup

has 5 pedals

is found in souther rockies

grows in early june or early august

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Andy Pratt
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