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Deciduous forest. Edd Raby. What is a deciduous forest. Deciduous forests can be found in North America, Europe, Japan, and parts of South America, Russia, and China. Have an average temperature of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit Around 30 to 60 inches of precipitation a year.

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Deciduous forest

Edd Raby


What is a deciduous forest

  • Deciduous forests can be found in North America, Europe, Japan, and parts of South America, Russia, and China.

  • Have an average temperature of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Around 30 to 60 inches of precipitation a year


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Levels

  • A deciduous forest has 5 different levels

  • Tree Stratum

    • Highest level

    • Around 60 to 100 feet tall

  • Small tree and sapling

    • Next tallest level

    • Young and small trees

  • Shrub

    • Middle level

  • Herb

    • Second shortest level

  • Ground

    • Shortest level

    • Mosses and lichens


What is included in each level

  • Tree Stratum

    • Oak tree

    • Beech tree

    • Maple tree

    • Chestnut tree

    • Elm tree

    • Basswood tree

    • Linden tree

    • Walnut tree

  • Small tree and sapling

    • Young short trees

  • Shrub

    • Rhododendrons

    • Azaleas

    • Mountain laurel

    • Huckleberries

  • Herb

    • Short plants

    • Herbal plants

  • Ground

    • Lichens

    • Club mosses

    • True mosses


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Animals

  • Some animals in the deciduous forest include

  • Black Bear

  • Fox

  • Brown Bear

  • Aspic Viper

  • Cardinal

  • Gray squirrel

  • Raccoon


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adaptations

  • Some animals hibernate in the winter and live off the land the rest of the year

  • Some plants lean towards the sun and absorb nutrients from the soil


Human Impact

  • A lot of the deciduous forest has been lost to farms and towns

  • Poachers kill the animals of the deciduous forest

  • Humans are building their homes right over the homes of the animals


Examples

  • Examples of deciduous forests include:

  • Ottawa National Forest in the upper peninsula

  • Huron-Manistee National Forest in lower peninsula

  • Hiawatha National Forest in U.P.

  • Plus all other national forests in North America


Raccoon

  • Size: small (relative to humans)

  • Food: crayfish, frogs, mice, insects, fruit, eggs

  • Habitat: forests, marshes, prairies, and cities

  • Social life: usually in small groups

  • Diet: omnivore

  • Predator or prey: both

  • Survival status: thriving

  • Special adaptations: eats trash

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Beech tree

  • Size: 80-100 feet

  • Where: areas with rich, moist soil

  • Reproduction: angiosperm

  • Uses by humans: furniture, flooring, charcoal, creosote

  • Special adaptations: can survive in basically any area

  • Life span: up to 400 years

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sources

  • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/raccoon/

  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm

  • http://ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/deciduous3/deciduous3.html

  • http://www.2020site.org/trees/beech.html


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