Taiga


Temperature range:
Taiga Temperatures

Low
High
Winter
-65 F (-54 C)
30 F (-1 C)
Summer
20 F (-7 C)
70 F (21 C)

Average Precipitation: About 20 inches of rain fall each year.

Soil Type: Acidic, Mineral-Poor, decayed pine and spruce needles.
Shaded Part Taiga Area
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Needles on evergreen trees of the taiga are thin and wax-covered. They do not fall off in the fall.
Needles on evergreen trees of the taiga are thin and wax-covered. They do not fall off in the fall.
Plants

Some Common Plants: Evergreens, Spruce, Moss, and Fur trees.

Plant Adaptaions: Many trees have drooped branches so the the snow will fall off. Some needles on the trees are darker to atract more heat.
The ermine is a highly skilled predator. It kills by delivering a powerful and accurate bite to the back of the prey's neck.
The ermine is a highly skilled predator. It kills by delivering a powerful and accurate bite to the back of the prey's neck.

Animals

Some Common Herbivores: Caribou, Hares, Beavers, Reindeer, Deer, Moose, and Lemming

Some Common Carnivores: Arctic Foxes, Arctic Wolves, Ermines, Snowy Owls, Weasels, and the Red-Tailed hawks.

Some Common Omnivores: Bears, Badgers, Squirrels, Wolverines, and Muskrats.

Some Common Endangered Animals: Lynx, Snow Leopards, Siberien Tigers, Siberien Cranes, Wood Bison, and Peregrine Falcon.

Example of a Taiga Food Web: The Grass is eaten by the Caribou and the Hare. The Bear and Wolf eat the Caribou, and the Wolf, Bear, and Lynx eats the Hare.

Animal adaptaions: Animals can survive in the tiaga with the cold temperatures and harsh winds because they have long white fur. Their fur is white so the smaller animals can hide in the snow from their preadaters.


Describe the Biome: The Taiga is very cold all year, and there are lots of trees. The Taiga is found in Alaska, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Many birds migrate to the taiga in the summer.

Non-Living Things: Rocks, Glaciers, Soil, Snow, and Water


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