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Desert. By:Anthony Aragon . The Desert . Deserts cover about one fifth of the earth’s land area. The desert is a harsh environment with very little rainfall and extreme temperatures. What makes a Desert?.

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desert

Desert

By:Anthony Aragon

the desert
The Desert

Deserts cover about one fifth of the earth’s land area. The desert is a harsh environment with very little rainfall and extreme temperatures.

what makes a desert
What makes a Desert?

A desert is defined as a region that gets less than ten inches of precipitation per year.

this is a coyote
This is a coyote

In Native Americans stories coyotes are clever and tricky.

this is a gila monster
This is a gila monster

Gila monsters are one of only two species of the venomous lizards.

this is a rattlesnake
This is a Rattlesnake

Rattlesnakes come in 16 distinct varieties.Rattlesnakes are carnivorous.

this is a horned lizard
This is a horned lizard

Horned lizards are odd looking reptiles.There are 13 different species of horned lizards.

this is a caracal
This is a Caracal

The Caracal ca be found in dry scrb,dry woodlands and semi deserts of Africa and western Asia.

this is a fennec fox
This is a fennec fox
  • A Fennec Fox will dig a burrow underground and typically sleep there during the day when it is hottest.
this is a jerboa
This is a jerboa

When on the move, jerboas are like mini kangaroos.

this is a llama
This is a llama

People think llamas have two humps on there back but they don’t.

this is a bat
This is a bat

A single brown bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour.

this is a bobcat
This is a Bobcat

Bobcats are elusive and nocturnal, so the are rarely spotted by humans.

this is a thorny devil
This is a thorny devil.

The grotesque thorny devil is the only species in its genus and one of the strangest animals.

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I learned that the deserts have less than ten inches of rain per year. I was surprised by how many plants there were.