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Title: By: Alexis Mendez ,Sparta, Mrs'Becks Fifth Grade class


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The Terrific Taiga!
By Alexis Mendez ,Sparta, Mrs.Becks Fifth Grade
class
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Habitat
  • The taigas winters are chilly and the summers
    are warm. In the summers the temperature gets in
    the seventys and the winters, as cold as sixty
    degrees below zero.
  • The taiga gets little rain of 30 inches per
  • year.
  • The taiga is prone to wildfires, so many
  • Trees are adapted to this by growing thick
  • bark, which can help protect the trees.
  • The days are longer in winter, because
  • of the Earths tilt.
  • Because of cool temperatures, decomposition is
    slow.Undecayed plants build up the forest


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  • floor,making it feel spongy.
  • The soil is thin and lacks nutrients.
  • The trees grow taller in warmer temperatures by
    streams or rivers,which
  • carry nutrients from high grounds.

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Animals
Grizzly bear
  • The grizzly bear is a species of brown bear.
  • Grizzly bears have omnivore teeth to grind
  • up plants, that make up most of their diet.
  • The grizzly bear can weigh from 330 pounds
  • To 885 pounds.

Canadian Lynx
  • The lynx is larger than a house cat and almost
  • identical.
  • The lynx hunts snowshoe hares, meadow voles,
  • small deer, caribou,and sheep.
  • The lynx weighs from 11 to 45 pounds.
  • The lynx can be found deep in the coniferous
    forest
  • and mountains of Canada, United States, it can be
  • Found scattered through Europe, and across
    northern

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Asia and Siberia.
Wolverine
  • The wolverine is a carnivore.
  • It eats rodents, fish, reptiles, birds, carrion,
    and
  • sometimes berries.
  • Its body can get up to 87 centimeters wide and
    the
  • wolverine can weigh up to 45 pounds.
  • It looks similar to a bear, but it is actually
    the largest
  • member of the weasel family.
  • Its jaws are so strong that it is able to bite
    through
  • frozen meat.
  • It ranges from the western United States, through
  • Canada, and up to Alaska.

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Plants
Great Sequoia
  • This is one of the largest and
  • longest living trees on Earth.
  • Great Sequoias are fire-
  • Resistant, because of their thick
  • bark and they are also resistant to diseases.This
    is why
  • They have been living for 3,000 years.

Fireweed
  • Fireweed produces numerous amounts of pollen in
  • winter and early spring.This weed is visited by
    honey
  • bees mostly.
  • It grows in moist open woods, clearings, and
    greatly
  • on newly-burnt fallows, a land that has
    undergone
  • Plowing.

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Poison Oak
  • The poison oak can become a tall climbing vine
    in shaded
  • areas, such as in costal redwoods supporting
    itself on the plant,
  • upright.
  • In early spring the young leaves are green or
    sometimes light
  • red. The foliage is glossy green in the summer
    and later it turns
  • attractive shades of orange and red.
  • When in contact with a poison oaks leaves or
    stem at any
  • time of the year, it may cause an allergic
    response to humans.

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locations
  • A taiga can be found across Canada, Asia and
    Europe.
  • The taiga is found between the tundra and the
    deciduous forest.
  • The taiga is the largest biome in the world.

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Natural Resources
  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • Coal
  • diamonds

These are all found under the forest floor.
Entertainment
Bird watching
You can visit Russias taiga, to do some bird
watching. You can take your binoculars, field
guide, and your notebook. You may be able to
locate marvelous birds around swamps and in the
forest.
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Explorers Expedition
This expedition lets you investigate the animals,
birds, plants, and the environment of this trail.
There is a leader, who will give you facts about
the animals, plants, and the area around you.
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Extra facts
  • Evergreen trees have waxy coats and downward
    leaves for
  • snow to slide off. Evergreen trees do
    photosynthesis while its
  • winter.
  • There are thousands of small lakes and swampy
    areas, which
  • have poor drainage due to left behind glaciers.
  • In Canada one acre of forest is cut every 12.9
    seconds.
  • This boreal forest is named taiga, (a Russian
    name), because it
  • covers most of Russia.

Taiga
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Work Cited
  • www.nhptv.com
  • www.mbgnet.com
  • www.blueplanetbiomes.com
  • www.unitedstreaming.com
  • www.inchinapinch.com
  • www.photovault.com
  • www.flowers.com
  • www.animalpicturessararchive.com
  • www.oceanlight.com
  • www.dfepest.com
  • www.luddist.com
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