Grasslands

Grasslands Biome


Welcome to the Grassland:

Reference:


http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/grasslands.htm http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/grasslnd/animals/index.htm http://www.runet.edu/~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/savanna/savanna.html http://www.uwsp.edu/geO/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/biogeography/biomes_savanna_page_1.html

http://www.runet.edu/~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/tempgrass/tempgras.html

http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/grasslands.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperate_grasslands,_savannas,_and_shrublands

http://www.hamiltonnature.org/habitats/grasslands/grass_plants.htm


Location: Tropical Savannah's: are in Africa, Australia, South America and Indonesia.

Temperate Grassalnds: Temperate grasslands are located in North America, Eurasia, Argentina, South Africa, Austrailia, New Zealand. external image map-world-grasslands-580.jpg

Key to the map:The yellow parts on the map represent where some of the grassland are.

Description of biome:

Grasslands can be called plains,prairies,savannahs and pampas.Many animals hunt in grassland,those are the carnavores (meat eaters) or herbivores (plant eaters) of the grasslands. A grassland is not a safe place for a baby wilderbeast , they may get lost in the tall grass and stray away from its mother.Gazelles are the most graceful and beautiful of all animals found in the African grasslands. Hyenas can also be found in the grasslands, they have enormous strong jaws that can slice through flesh, and even crush bones! All of these animals and activies can be found in one beautiful and dangerous place, The Grasslands.
Grasslands are biomes where grasses are the main plant life,
as opposed to other terrestrial biomes where trees occupy most of the land surface
grasslands are found around the globe and have served as grazing areas for a large number
of animals, and have been exploited as farming grounds or plantations by humans.


Food Chain:

Producer,Decomposers,Consumer
external image 4D9BB688B89B4092F9D10BDAEF83EC41E762FBDB.jpg
The sun gives energy to the grass and the mouse eats the grass
and the snake eats the mouse and the hawk eats the snake and
when the hawk dies it Grows fungus on the hawk.


Food Chain: Antalopes, Zeabras And Wildebeasts Eat the Grass And Then The Cheetahs, Lions, Leopords And Hyenas Eat the Antalopes, Zebras And Wildebeast.

Decomposers:




Fungus: external image fungi_eyelash.jpg
Fungus is like a mushroom.

Mushrooms:external image 2732129-Mushrooms-0.jpg

Fungi like mushrooms






Some Biotic Factors of the Grasslands are:



Lots of grasses, some thorny trees and Large mammals. Antelopes, Zebras, wildebeasts, cheetahs, lions, leopords and hyenas.

Zeabra, Lion, Cheetah
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Some Abiotic Factors of the Grasslands are:


Some abiotic factors are as simple as temperature, dirt, water, oxygen etc. It is pretty much anything that isn't living that you could find there.

Dirt, water
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Mammals of the Grasslands:

Maned Wolf
  1. Lions-Consumer external image pic-maned-wolf-01.jpg
  2. Cheetah-Consumer
  3. Serval-Consumer
  4. Maned wolf-Consumer
  5. Spotted hyena-Consumer
  6. Coyote-Consumer
  7. Grants gazelle-Consumer
  8. Salga-Consumer
  9. Common zebra-Consumer
  10. African elephant-Consumer
  11. Black rhinoceros-Consumer
  12. American bison-Consumer
  13. Red kangaroo-Consumer
  14. Prairte dog-Consumer
  15. Mara-Consumer




Birds of the grassland:

Emu
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  1. Emu-Consumer
  2. Oxpecker-Consumer
  3. Sage Grouse-Consumer
  4. Lappet-faced Vulture-Consumer
  5. Secretary Bird-Consumer
  6. Golden Eagle-Consumer

Reptiles of the grassland:
leopard Tortise

external image leopard.jpg

  1. Leopard Tortoise-Consumer
  2. Gropher Snake-Comsumer
  3. Common Teg-Consumer

Invertebrates of the grassland:

Swallowtail Butterfly
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  1. Locust-Consumer
  2. Termites-Consumer
  3. Dung beetle-Consumer
  4. Swallowtail butterfly-Consumer
  5. African honey bee-Consumer
  6. Trapdoor spider-Consumer

Proudcers of the grassland:

Rolling hills with ponderosa pines. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA.
Rolling hills with ponderosa pines. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA.

Rolling hills with ponderosa pines. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, USA.
Trees gives energy to to some of the animals in the grassland.
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external image koeleria.jpg


Theses are some of the plants of the grassland.
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