Temperate Deciduous Forest
Climate description: Most deciduous forests are found in Eastern North America, Europe and Asia. The average temperature is around 50° F (about 10° C). The average rainfall is 30-60 inches (75-150 cm ) per year. You can find all four seasons: winter (cold), summer (hot and humid), fall (cool), and spring(warm)


Food Web Example:
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Five Plant adaptations:
  1. The plants have adapted to the area to move toward the sunlight in order to photosynthesize.
  2. In the summertime, leaves on trees capture energy from the sun and convert it to food by photosynthesis
  3. To prepare for winter, trees lose leaves and the hole is covered by a coating called a leaf scar
  4. In the Fall, the tree cuts off the supply of water to the leaves; with limited sunlight and water, the leaf is unable to continue producing chlorophyll, the "green" stuff in the leaves, and as the chlorophyll decreases the leaves change color
  5. The longer days and warmer weather of spring signal to the trees to grow new leaves and begin photosynthesis again.
Five animal adaptations:
  1. The animals adapt to the climate by hibernating in the winter and living off the land in the other three seasons.
  2. The animals have adapted to the land by trying the plants in the forest to see if they are good to eat for a good supply of food.
  3. Animal use the trees for food and water sources.
  4. Most of the animals are camouflaged to look like the ground or their habitats.
  5. Another behavioral adaptation is that some animals have adopted is food storage. The nuts and seeds that are plentiful during the summer are gathered by squirrels, chipmunks, and some jays, and are stored in the hollows of trees for use during the winter months.
Symbiotic relationships:
  • A tick feasting on a deer ( Parasitism)
  • Bees feed on nectar and spread pollen to flowers (Mutualism)
  • Tapeworm in fish spreading to other fish spread to the human that eats the fish from undercooking it (Commensalism)
  • Mouse and Owl, the owl preys on the mouse and the mouse tries to run and hide (predation)



Bibliography:
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2. "Temperate Deciduous Forest." Temperate Deciduous Forest. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/temp/whats.htm>.

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4. "Symbiosis - Temperate Deciduous Forest."Temperate Deciduous Forest. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013. <http://taylorstemperateforest.weebly.com/symbiosis.html>.