memory, tucker, and gabby
- The taiga is prone to wildfires. Because of this, many trees have adapted to this by growing thick bark, which can protect the tree from a mild fire The trees in the Taiga are mainly spruce, pine, and fir. The plants adapt to harsh weather in this environment, like icy and snowy winters. Berry bushes that thrive in this biome are blueberry, bilberry, and cowberry. Berry bushes are a vital food source for mammals, birds and some types of insects.Not very common trees that grow in the Taiga are birch, oak, willow, and alder.The fourth common conifer is the tamarack, or larch, a deciduous tree. Some of these adaptations include their shape, leaf type, root system, and color.Although the taiga has moderately high precipitation, the ground freezes during the winter months and plant roots are unable to get water. Evergreen needles do not contain very much sap.This limits the risk of needle damage from freezing temperatures.
- ~Gabriella Key:):):):)
memory's 5 facts
1. animals in this zone such as moose, artic fox, and deer.
2. tree's such as spurce, pine, and fir.
3. weather such as cold long winters, and short warm summers.
4. animals in this zone are animals that either hibernate or it is normalatity to them.
5.birds have to hibernate in the winter, or stay and get used to the conditions.
Many insect eating birds come to the taiga to breed. They leave when the breeding season is over. Seed eaters like finches and sparrows, and other birds like crows stay all year long.
Animals of the taiga tend to be predators like the lynx and members of the weasel family like wolverines, bobcats, minks and ermine. They hunt herbivores, snowshoes rabits, red squirrels and wolves. Red deer, elk, and moose can be found in regions of the taiga where more deciduous trees grow.
A biome is the type of habitat in certain places, like mountain tops, deserts, and tropical forests, and is determined by the climate of the place. The taiga is the biome of the needleleaf forest. Living in the taiga is cold and lonely. Coldness and food shortages make things very difficult, mostly in the winter. Some of the animals in the taiga hibernate in the winter, some fly south if they can, while some just cooperate with the environment, which is very difficult
The taiga is normal to have many wildfires. Trees have adapted by growing thick bark. The fires will burn away the upper canopy of the trees and let sunlight reach the ground. New plants will grow and provide food for animals that once could not live there because there were only evergreen trees
Coniferous trees are also known as evergreens. They have long, thin waxy needles. The wax gives them some protection from freezing temperatures and from drying out. Evergreens don't loose their leaves in the winter like deciduous trees. They keep their needles all year long. This is so they can start photosynthesis as soon as the weather gets warm. The dark color of evergreen needles allows them to absorb heat from the sun and also helps them start hyposthesis earlier.
Temperature range in the summer gets as low as -7° C (20° F). The high in summer can be 21° C (70° F). The summers are mostly warm, rainy and humid. They are also very short with about 50 to 100 frost free days. The total precipitation in a year is 30 - 85 cm (12 - 33 in) . The forms the precipitation comes in are rain, snow and dew. Most of the precipitation in the taiga falls as rain in the summer.