Life in a Desert. Find Out What You Know!. You know what life is like for where you live and go to school. . You could probably answer many questions about the habitats for many of the plants and animals that live around you.
Find Out What You Know!
It never rains in a desert.
It may rain in the desert but usually not more than 10 inches in a year.
It is always hot in the desert.
Some deserts are hot during the day and cool to forty or fifty degrees at night. Some deserts are cold all year long. The main precipitation in a cold desert is snow.
Wildflowers may bloom and cover the desert floor.
Although carpets of wildflowers are rare in the desert, it does happen.
Lush rainforests can lie alongside some deserts.
Some deserts are called rain shadow deserts. These occur where large mountains block the path of rain-bearing wind.
All animals in the desert must drinkto survive.
This cactus wren gets its water from the seeds that it eats.
I hope some of these facts will be useful as you begin to study life in the desert.