Temperate Grassland/Prairies

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Temperate Grassland/Prairies

Temperate Grasslands and PrairiesBy: Isabelle R., Catherine L., Silvana T.

* Australian Outback* Salt Lake City, Utah* Dallas, Texas* Bloemfontein, South Africa* Andes Mountains* Amazon River basin* Los llanos

Tall grasslands are humid and rainy.

Short grasslands are dry with more extreme seasons.

ANIMALS:* Bison and pronghorns* Pocket gophers and prairie dogs* Wolves, coyotes, swift foxes, badgers, and black-footed ferrets* Grouses, meadowlarks, quails, sparrows, hawks, and owls

PLANTS: Grasses purple needlegrass blue grama buffalo grass Flowers blazing stars goldenrods sunflowers clovers wild indigos

Hot Spot * Overgrazing and plowing* 47 percent of temperate grasslands have been converted to agriculture or urban development* Lack of fire * Past and present wildlife eradication* Overgrazing and salt build-up from irrigation

Climate:-7 Degrees Celsius.20 degrees Celsius.50 to 89 cm rain fall per year.Very windy due to lack of trees.

Works Cited "The Grassland Biome." The Grassland Biome. Ed. Stephanie Pullen. University of California Museum of Paleontology, Fall 1996. Web. 05 Oct. 2014. M, Sam. "Grasslands Biome." Grasslands Biome. N.p., 2000. Web. 05 Oct. 2014. "Temperate Grasslands Biome." Temperate Grasslands Biome. The Wildclassroom, 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2014. "Temperate Grasslands." Grasslands. Defenders of Wildlife, 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2014."List of Cities Near Grasslands in Free State, South Africa." List of Cities Near Grasslands in Free State, South Africa. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2014. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Llanos (grasslands, South America)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2014."Animals: Common and Scientific Names." Animals: Common and Scientific Names. Active Board of Regents, n.d. Web. 09 Oct. 2014. ."Animals." A to Z Index of. A-Z Animals, 2008. Web. 08 Oct. 2014. ."The Grassland Biome." The Grassland Biome. Ed. Stephanie Pullen. University of California Museum of Paleontology, Fall 1996. Web. 05 Oct. 2014.M, Sam. "Grasslands Biome." Grasslands Biome. N.p., 2000. Web. 05 Oct. 2014."Ohio.gov / Search." Species Guide Index. Ohio DNR, n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2014. ."Ohio.gov / Search." Species Guide Index. Ohio DNR, n.d. Web. 08 Oct. 2014. ."Temperate Grasslands Biome." Temperate Grasslands Biome. The Wildclassroom, 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2014."Temperate Grasslands." Grasslands. Defenders of Wildlife, 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2014."To Fledge or Not to Fledge…." Home. San Diego Zoo, 2014. Web. 09 Oct. 2014. .


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