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THE TAIGA

A FROZEN FOREST WONDERLAND

The Taiga Biome spreads through North America, Europe, and Asia, and the border of the arctic tundra. It experiences long, cold winters and short, mild summers. It has high elevations and has a lot of rainfall or snow. It has little diversity of plants and animals. The Taiga is covered is stunning conifer trees.  

BY: ABIGAIL, MORGAN & LAUREN


Ecological Succession...

Morgan Cox

In the Taiga...

Primary SuccessionWhen the Pioneers came to the Taiga Biome, they colonized it with wildflower, fungi, and grasses. Later on, they made a new soil. This new soil allowed vascular plants to grow. After these plant grew, they grew into larger plants. One example of this is trees. These tall trees then attracted animals to the biome.  

Secondary SuccesionThe main cause of secondary succession in the Taiga biome is wild fires. After the fires, sometimes, a species will release its seeds, creating more plants.


Abby Hernan

Black Spruce Tree The Black Spruce tree is a tall tree found throughout the Taiga Biome. It is covered in sharp needles. It also has pinecones that many animals such as white-tailed deer will not eat.

Interesting Facts It enjoys poorly drained soil Humans often used it wood to build houses It enjoys colder climates

Realtionships The lichen provides nutrients for Black Spruce tree and the Black Spruce tree give dead matters to lichen. This is mutualism.

Lichen and Black Spruce


Organism Spotlight...

Secondary Consumers...

The Pine Marten- The Pine Marten Is a small mammal that lives in the Taiga Biome.  To compare it to an animal, it is slightly larger  than a cat. The Pine Marten spends a lot of its  time in trees. It also spends a lot of its time eating squirrels. The Pine Martin is also part of the weasel family, along with many others. These animals are extremely light, on average weighing 1 to 2 pounds. 

Morgan Cox


Abby Hernan

Canada Lynx Canadian lynxes or Lynx canadensis is a carnivore and likes to Addred a little bitvoles, of body hunt mice, birds, squirrels, and more. They have pointy ears, short and stubby tails, large and round paws that text act as snowshoes, and weigh about 20 pounds.

Interesting Facts

They will cover food with snow to save for a later time They have excellent hearing and quick reflexes They purr, hiss, howl, and shriek.

Relationships

The Canadian Lynx and Snowshoe hare have a commensalism symbiotic. When there are not as many hares the lynx population go down.


Look at our food web... Tertiary

Coyote

Mountain Lion

Bobcat

Secondary

Black Tipped Jackrabbit

Pine Marten

Raven

Primary

Pacific Tree Frog

Mule Deer

Edith's checkerspot

Producers and Decomposers

Plants, Flowers, nuts, seeds, etc.

Morgan Cox


Abby Hernan What is happening in the Taiga biome? The Taiga biome is a beautiful artic biome filled with conifer trees and snow. It is one of the largest biomes in the world. Deforestation or cutting down trees is impacting the beautiful conifer trees of the taiga. Humans are using this wood to build homes and create paper products. Humans have been clearing out large areas of trees. This not only takes away the homes of many beloved animals but it also takes away from the soil. It has been banned in some places but it stills remains a problem. Another thing changing the Taiga is global warming. Global warming has been impacting ecosystems all over the world. The Taiga is not immune to this. The Taiga has a cold climate and is covered with snow. The plants and animals who are adapted to this kind of climate are going endangered or even extinct. Also when the snow and glaciers melt they cause flooding in the biome.

How to help Taiga biome? You can help by donating to Taiga Support, a website dedicated to answering any questions about the biome. You can also give money to them so that they can help save the biome. 

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