Welcome to the Deciduous Forest (Temperate Forest) by Janelle, Dawson and Chloe.

Deciduous Forest

The Deciduous Forest is located in the eastern half of the United States and also in the middle of Europe. There are also some Deciduous forests parts in eastern China and southern Australia.
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Deciduous Forest Map





Threats

The biggest threat in the Deciduous Forest is people building structures on the animals habitats and forcing them to move their habitats. This is a big threat because the land is getting polluted from the people; the animals habitat and is polluting their food therefore the animals are dieing. It is hurting the plants by the pollution getting on the plants leaves and flowers and the pollution could get down into the roots and then killing the palnt. Another threat is
the trees being cut down and that is effecting the animals. One other threat is Acid Rain. Acid Rain is from coal burning. And Global Warming is a big threat because Global Warming can effect just about anything but particutarly the rainfall pattern.

Climate

The Diciduous Forest gets about 24 to 60 inches of precipition (rain or snow )yearly, 75 degreese to 86 degreese depending on the altitude of the forest, and the humdity in these forests is from 60% to 80%.

Animals


  • Duckbill Platypus
  • White-Tailed Deer
  • Cardinal
  • European Red Squirrel
  • Fat Dormouse
  • Jerboa
  • Chinese Giant Salamander

Duckbill Platypus

Duck Bill Platypus is a mammal that lay about one to three in a clutch and it’s about half the size of a house cat also it can walk and swim. The Duckbill Platypus doesn’t have any teeth. It eats frogs, shrimp, larvae, fish, and tadpoles .

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The Duckbill Platypus










White-Tailed Deer

White-Tailed Deer can weigh up to 400 Lbs. and females can weigh from 70 to 200 Lbs. lives in all kinds of whether. They graze on green plants during the summer and feed on acorns and nuts during the winter.

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White-Tailed Deer















Cardinal

Cardinal can be very aggressive they feed on all kinds of seeds and most berries. Also the Cardinal lives in Woodland edges, thickets, parks, and gardens.
The Cardinal is about 7 ¾-9 ins.


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Male and Female Cardinal
















European Red Squirrel

The species of the European Red Squirrel is the Vulgaris. The group of the European Red Squirrel is the Sciurus. The Red Squirrel prefers to live in the forest but sometimes they live in gardens and parks. The Red Squirrel is a rodent and has very strong teeth to open their food. The Red Squirrel is about 13-18 inches. (Including tail.)An adult Squirrel can weigh up to 8-16 ounces. The European Red Squirrel eats seeds such as acorns, hazelnuts, and beech flowers. The Red Squirrel also eats berries, caterpillars.

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European Red Squirrel













Fat Dormouse

The species of the European Red Squirrel is the Vulgaris. The group of the European Red Squirrel is the Sciurus. The Red Squirrel prefers to live in the forest but sometimes they live in gardens and parks. The Red Squirrel is a rodent and has very strong teeth to open their food. The Red Squirrel is about 13-18 inches. (Including tail.)An adult Squirrel can weigh up to 8-16 ounces. The European Red Squirrel eats seeds such as acorns, hazelnuts, and beech flowers. The Red Squirrel also eats berries, caterpillars.
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Fat Dormouse

















Jerboa

A jerboa is a mammal that looks like a little kangaroo. They form in different colors, the colors are light yellowish brown. They have pointed like ears and button like eyes and long whiskers, their front legs are short and their hind legs are long and powerful. They belong to the same animal order as mice, rats, and squirrels. They only go out at night to look for food. They eat plants, seeds and insects.








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Jerboa













Chinese Giant Salamander

Chinese giant salamanders have long, flat bodies with shovel-shaped heads. The giant salamander is close to extinction. Adult 6 feet in length. Most is around 3 and half feet long. Large individuals can weigh has much as 100 pounds (45k kilograms) but most weigh less. They spend their lives in cool, rocky, streams or lakes.




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Chinese Giant Salamander














Animals

  • Ameaican Beech
  • Lady Fern
  • Carpet Moss
  • Guelder Rose
  • Ginseng
  • Peony


American Beech

American Beech: can grow up to 90 to 100 feet tall and gets moisture from the ground. The American Beech does not like city living at all because of all the carbon monoxide.



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American Beech











Lady Fern

Lady Fern: 24 to36 inches lives in moist and very shaded areas. Many Lady Ferns usually grow in big groups. Grizzly bears and Elk eat the Lady Fern as a major food source.


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Lady Fern













Carpet Moss

The species of the Carpet Moss Is the Hornum. The group of it is the Mnium group. Carpet Moss grows on the ground near streams and at the base of trees. Carpet moss gets its name because it acts like a carpet on the forest floor. In the spring Carpet Moss is a golden green and when it gets older it turns a darker green. Carpet Moss is velvety to the touch.



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Carpet Moss














Guelder Rose

The species of the Guelder Rose is the Opulus. The group of the Guelder Rose is the Viburnum. Some common names for the rose are the European Cranberry, Cramp Bark, Snowball Tree, red Elder, and Rose Elder. The Guelder Rose likes to grow on low grounds in semi-shaded areas. The Guelder Rose is found at the edges of the woods hedgerows and marshes. The Guelder Rose likes to grow in both heavy clay and acidic soil.




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Guelder Rose











Ginseng

Ginseng it is a low plant with three to five leaves on top, each leaf has five leaflets. Ginseng has a root that is long and fleshy, and looks like a human body. It is all over Eastern China.


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Ginseng















Peony

Peony is pretty flowers and in early spring they have strong and herblike stems. They on a stalk 3 to 4 feet. Bush peonies by divide for shoots. Chinese peonies is a large group of sweet scented blossoms, bear double, and hybrids. Peonies are sometimes white and sometimes red or crimson. This plant is all over eastern china.



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Peony