What Are You Ever Visited Any Biomes?

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Have you ever visited any biomes lately? What is your favorite? A biome is a major biological community that occurs over a large area of land. The plants and animals living in are as different as their climate. The world contains many other biomes: tundra, taiga, temperate forest (deciduous forest), to name a few. Some biomes are located in different locations such as Europe, Canada, United States, with different temperature of -30°F. They have seasons winter season similar to the United States. The arctic has permanently frozen subsoil. Different region in the same biome tend to support similar types of plants and animal life. Arctic Tundra The Arctic tundra is a cold, vast, treeless area of low, swampy plain in the far north around the Arctic Ocean. It includes the northern lands of Europe (Lapland and Scandinavia), Asia, (Siberia), and North America (Alaska and Canada), as well as most of Greenland. Another type of tundra is the alpine tundra, which is a biome that exists at the tops of high mountains. This is the Earth’s coldest climate. Since the sun does not rise for nearly six months of the year, it is not unusual for the temperature to be below -30̊ F. In summer, a thin layer of topsoil softens and creates many pools, lakes, and marshes, a sanctuary for mosquitoes, midgets, and blackflies. According to Class of the Future, most birds and mammals only use the tundra as a summer home (Smith, 2010). More than 100 species of migrant birds are attracted by the

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