Tundra comes from a Finnish word "tunturia", which means a barren land. The ground is always frozen 10 inches to 3 feet down so that trees can't grow mostly any were there.
The tundra is a very cold climate to be in. There in almost always ice on the ground ever were you look. The tundra can only support low growing plants because of the cold environment and thick permafrost.But in the summer time all the ice melts then there are marshes, lakes, bogs and streams that breed thousands of insects and attract many migrating birds.
In the summer time
In the tundra summer is very short. The tundra does not really have any other season besides a very long winter.
How to survive in the tundra
The Tundra in the second most deadliest biome in the world. There is a small amount of life of any form which creates a new and exciting landscape all in it's self that is nearly impossible to survive in. The frozen climate causes a terminus shock in your body and it starts to burn through 3 times more calories than in any other climate. The danger of this area is not just freezing, there is also a chance of blindness from the reflection of the sun off the snow.
In the tundra you have to be very prepared. The tundra is not just any other biome because, the climate of the tundra is very harsh and there is not as many fruit and berries as there would be in other warm climates. The only food source would be wild animals. The water there there has salt in it in some places and if you drink a large amount of salt water you can die from dehydration.
There is way more animal life than any other life in the tundra.There is little plant life because of the cold and harsh temperatures.