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Deciduous Forests. By: Jeff Mingus and Rowdy Harger (co-starring James Stevens). Locations. Deciduous forests are located in the eastern half of north America, middle Europe, southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. Also in parts of eastern Australia, and southern south America. .

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Deciduous Forests

By: Jeff Mingus and Rowdy Harger

(co-starring James Stevens)


Locations

  • Deciduous forests are located in the eastern half of north America, middle Europe, southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China.

  • Also in parts of eastern Australia, and southern south America.


Map of Areas

Picture from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm


Animals Living in the Biome

  • American bald eagle, American black bear, coyote, duckbill platypus, eastern chipmunk, European red squirrel, fat dormouse, least weasel, white-tailed deer, aspic viper, gray squirrel, cardinal, and many other animals.


Pictures

American bald eagle: Coyote:

Both pictures from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_animal_page.htm


Duckbill Platypus

European Red Squirrel

More Pictures

Both Pictures from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_animal_page.htm


Least Weasel

Fat Dormouse

More Pictures

Both Pictures from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_animal_page.htm


Plants Living in this Biome

  • American beech, carpet moss, common lime, guelder rose, lady fern, northern arrowwood, pecan, shagbark hickory, tawny milksap mushroom, white birch, white oak, and many other plants as well.


American Beech

Carpet Moss

Pictures

Both Pictures from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_plant_page.htm


Guelder Rose

Shagbark Hickory

More Pictures

Both Pictures from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_plant_page.htm


Tawny Milksap Mushroom

White Oak

More Pictures

Both Pictures from: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_plant_page.htm


Unique Features

  • The deciduous forest’s soil is richer than that of the boreal forests’ soil.

  • The forests canopy is thinner than most forests, allowing more light and heat to penetrate and reach the plants on the forest floor.

  • Smaller cold blooded animals can live on the forest floor because of the thin canopy.


Climate Features

  • The temperature range is from around 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter.

  • The Average precipitation is 30-60 inches a year.

  • Almost all of the worlds deciduous forest is located by an ocean.


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