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By: Richie Vaivada, Kyler Fisher. Biome Project- Desert. Map of biome- Desert. Many things die because of thirst. Not very much water. Hot and dry. Little Vegetation. General description. Rainfall in the desert.

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general description

Many things die because of thirst.

Not very much water.

Hot and dry.

Little Vegetation.

General description
rainfall in the desert
Rainfall in the desert

It gets the most rainfall in the month of august which is 1.2 inches. And the lowest month is June with .2 inches. It is seasonal it gets most of the rain in the fall and winter.

plants in the desert

Barrel Cactus-In the cactus family.

SoaptreeYucca-Deserts from Trans-Pecos.

Triangle-leaf Bursage-found in Arizona.

Brittle Bush-Desert shrub.

Joshua Tree-Morman tree.

Plants in the desert
herbivores in the desert

Desert Cotton-tail-Cotton-tail rabbit family.

Kangaroo Rat-They get their name from hopping.

Mule Deer-Named from ears like mule.

Bighorn Sheep-Can weigh 300 lbs.

Desert Tortoise-Found in southern west america.

Herbivores in the desert
carnivores in the desert

Mountain Lion-Also known as cougar.

Red tail hawk-A bird of prey.

Bobcat-North American animal.

Mountain King Snake-nonvenomous.

Roadrunner-A fast running bird.

Carnivores in the Desert
ecological
Ecological

Mountain Lion

Red tail hawk, Bobcat

Mountain King Snake,

Roadrunner

Desert Cotton-tail, Kangaroo Rat, Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Desert Tortoise

Barrel Cactus, Soaptree Yucca, Triangle-leaf Bursage, Brittle Bush, Joshua Tree

predator and prey
Predator and Prey

A red tailed hawk eats a mountain king snake.

parasitism
Parasitism

Mosquito on a mule deer.

competition
Competition

They both eat the desert cotton tail so they must compete for the food.

mutualism
Mutualism

The lion dies then decomposes helps grass grow and then the mule deer eats the grass.

benefits and why to preserve the desert

Local mineral-rich hot springs.

Sunshine.

Dry climate means More metabolism, flexibility, sweating

Why to Preserve the Desert:

Three of the four major North American deserts are found at Mojave National Preserve. Dozens of seeps and springs with varied elevations and different kinds of soils creating habitats that support plant and animal life.

Benefits and why to preserve the desert
the biggest threat to the desert

Oil and gas production-may disrupt habitats.

Nuclear waste-may be dump on the desert and use as testing ground.

Global warming-increase drought.

The Biggest Threat to the Desert