Deciduous Forest

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Deciduous Forest

Black BearsThey weigh 100-300 pounds and are spotted everywhere in these forests. These bears are hunters and like to spend almost every hour searching for food. Some of their food energy comes from insects, nuts, berries, and deer fawns.White-Tailed DeerThese animals are usually 3-3 1/2 feet up to their shoulders. The white-tailed deer changes color depending on the seasons. In the summer, their coat is tan or brown, and in winter, it turns gray-brown. Eastern Common Chipmunk They are small, being 8-10 in. long. These creatures have a beautiful yellow chestnut colored coat. They usually stay on the ground to avoid danger.

The Land and ClimateIn Northern Hemisphere: found in North America, Europe, and Asia . In the Southern Hemisphere, these forests are in South America, Africa, and Australia. They are located in cool, rainy areas.It usually takes about 6 months for these forests to grow. Winter temperatures may be below freezing, while summers are warm and humid.

Sugar Maple TreeThis tree symbolizes the deciduous forest. Most sugar maple trees in forests reach up to 80-90 feet tall.They grow best in deep, moist, and well drained soil. Bracket Fungi These plants are also called the shelf fungi because they extend horizontally from trees, like shelves. They are also called shelf fungi because of their fruiting bodies, called basidiocarps. Basidiocarps are woody and leathery, unlike soft mushroom caps.LichensThis plant grows as a crust, a leafy flap,a beard like tuft on bare rock or soil. Lichens secrete acid that can break down rock into soil. They grow very slowly, usually less than 0.5 inches per year.

Deciduous Forest

Fun Facts!•They have five layers: tree stratum, sapling layer, shrub layer, herb layer, and ground layer. •They're known to lose their leaves in Fall and regrow them in Spring. •During the Ice Age (1.8 million years ago) sheets of ice destroyed the northern-most stands of trees. •10 thousand years ago, the ice retreated and the deciduous trees moved back to the northern parts.


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