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The coniferous forest is home to many animals like grey wolves, yellow jacket, pine-tar vole, field mouse, jack rabbit, lynx, wood-duck, reindeer, weasel, bald eagle, western tanager, gyrfalcon and the common loon. Birds, insects and mammals are very common but reptiles and amphibians are very scarce. Birds and other smaller animals live in trees while the larger ones live on the forest floor. Not many animals live year-round in this forest because of its harsh winters. Animals hibernate or migrate during the winters. But some die of starvation, hypothermia and frostbite.
The lynx is a medium sized cat with long tuffs of hair on its face beside its ears and a short tail. The lynx has large paws which help it walk through the snow. The lynx is 2 ½ feet long and weighs approximately 17 to 25 pounds.
wood ducks have a crested head that is iridescent green and purple with a white stripe leading from the eye to the end of the crest, and another narrower white stripe from the base of the bill to the tip of the crest. The throat is white and the chest is burgundy with white flecks, gradually grading into a white belly. The bill is brightly patterned black, white and red. The legs and feet are a dull straw yellow and the iris is red.
Coniferous means “cone bearing”. Another name you might hear often about a coniferous forest is “taiga” this also means coniferous forest. Coniferous trees reproduce by dropping cones. The coniferous trees are adapted to the cold winter and are used to living in poor soil and climate qualities. Around 17 billion square miles of the world is covered in coniferous trees. Some examples of plant life are: scotch -pine, blue spruce, Norway pine, mistletoe, red cedar, blue cedar, holly bush, scrub pine black spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, redwood, Douglas fir, white pine, sugar pine, ponderous pine and nootka rose.
Pink to lilac. Strong fragrance. Large, single (4-8 petals) bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Armed with thorns / prickles, bushy, suckers on its own roots, upright, well-branched. Small, matte, light green foliage. 5 to 9 leaflets. Height of 2' to 6' (60 to 185 cm). Width of 4' (120 cm).
The coniferous forest is considered the largest biome in the world. Located near Lake Superior and in the North American lowlands. Most conifers are found in the northern hemisphere but some are in the southern hemisphere. The largest conifers are found in Alaska, Canada and northern Europe. Most conifers are covered in needles all year this is what helps them survive the harsh climate. There isn’t a lot of vegetation
on this forest or good soil so the growing conditions are poor but most of the earth’s plants live there.
Most animals that live here live in trees but a few large animals live on the forest ground. But the Coniferous forest is related low in animal diversity. Some examples of animals are: shrews, voles, squirrels, martens, moose, reindeer, wolves, snakes and frogs.
The coniferous forest is sometimes called a rainforest because of the heavy rain fall. Average precipitation is 1.17-2.46 feet. The coniferous forest has long snowy winters and hot humid summers. In the summers the temperature is about 10 degrees and in the winter the temperature is about -10 degrees.
Humans take a lot from the forest. Our role is to consume and take care of the forest as humans. For Example: we take oils and wood plus material for shelter. We humans need this forest for a lot of different reasons like oxygen, vegetation and shelter. But we also pollute the forest in many different ways like acid rain; we create it, deforestation and global warming.