Miss Sommer | 1st Period
The Temperate Deciduous Forest Biome!!!!!
The temperate deciduous forest is a large biome, stretching across eastern and mid-America, Europe, and some of Eastern Asia and Japan. There is also some small areas of eastern Australia, and New Zealand…and some MORE in southern Chile and Argentina!
The biome is generally found in areas from 23˚ N to 38˚ S. It is in Köppen’s Cf category, the “C” being mild-mid latitude, and the “f” for moist.
An interesting thing about the climate is that it has four very distinct seasons, the aforementioned being spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The summer is generally mild, averaging at 70˚ F, June—August. Fall is from September—November, pleasantly cool, at a mean of 55 ˚ F. Winter begins in December, lasting until early April: The average temperature is slightly below freezing point. Spring is when everything comes alive again, with a temperature average of 58˚ F, beginning in April and ending early in June. The average precipitation yearly is 32 inches.
The temperate deciduous forest is an excellent place for greenery, what with its pleasant climate and ample rainfall. Many types of trees and lichen grow.
The American Beech, a tall and wide tree, is well suited to the environment because of its many sunlight-collecting leaves. It also has a complex root system, which grows quite far outward but goes about a half-foot deep into the ground, making it extremely hard to fell. This tree can grow up to 90 to 100 feet.
The Guelder Rose is a plant that prefers to grow in semi-shade of other towering trees. In the summer, they turn a rich red and then into berries. They have adapted to their environment thanks to strong roots, which allow them to survive in acidic soil. They can also self-pollinate.
Lady Ferns are perennials, which mean they grow back every year. An interesting adaptation is that they grow in a circle, and as they grow