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Grasslands. By: Sarah and Meena. Human Impact. Large areas of grassland has been turned into farmland for farmers. Before, animals which lived there were not endangered. This is the grassland. The yellow is where the grasslands are. Giraffes.

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Grasslands

Grasslands

By: Sarah and Meena


Human impact

Human Impact

  • Large areas of grassland has been turned into farmland for farmers. Before, animals which lived there were not endangered.


This is the grassland

This is the grassland


Grasslands

  • The yellow is where the grasslands are.


Giraffes

Giraffes

1. Their long necks and the fact they can drink 12 gallons from the water hole, without water for a long Helps them adapt. Their long necks can help them spot predators in the distance


Boa constrictors

Boa Constrictors

  • 3. The Boa Constrictor can survive in the grassland because of its colors so it could camouflage. They have a special sensor on their bottom lip. Boa constrictors look like they are always awake.


Coyote

Coyote

  • 8. Coyotes are related to wolfs. The coyotes dark skin helps to camouflage them while they are out hunting. Coyotes also have keen senses.


Meerkats

Meerkats

  • 2. They live in groups. Meerkats do teamwork. When they're outside, there is a guard. If he/she sees a predator, it will warn the others. 4. The meerkats can easily burrow through the ground.


Big bluestem

Big Bluestem

  • 6. Depending on the soil and moisture conditions, the big bluestem plant grow from 1-3 meters. Inside the stem, the color turns to a blue-purple it. Big bluestem is also known as ‘tallgrass’.


Black oatgrass

Black Oatgrass

  • 7. The black oatgrass plant is common eastward in the starting of summer. This plant is foreign and has silky feathered awns. A stem is from 1-3 feet long.


Switchgrass

Switchgrass

  • 9. Switchgrass is native to North America. It is also found in Alabama and Mississippi. It is resistant to many pests and plant diseases. There are two types of switchgrass. 1. Upland, which grow from 5-6 feet tall. 2. Alamo, which produces 6-8 tons per acre.


Canada wild rye

Canada Wild Rye

  • 5. You find the Canada Wild Rye in every country in Illinois. The plant is 13” long and 15 mm across. Each blade is green. It can live in dry areas. Insects feed on this plant.


Resources

Resources

  • 1 http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/adaptations/giraffe.htm

  • 2 http://www.lpzoo.org/factsheet.php?contentID=177 3 http://www.amersol.edu.pe/ms/7th/7block/jungle_research/new_cards/05/report5ab.html

  • 4 www.kidcyber.com.au

  • 5 http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/grasses/plants/canada_rye.htm

  • 6 www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bluestem

  • 7 www.plantguide.org/black-oat-grass.html

  • 8 www.enchantedlearning.org/biomes/coyote

  • 9 www.bioenergy.ornl.gov/papers/misc/switchgrass-profile.html


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