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Animals

  • Insects
  • Finches
  • Chickadees
  • Snowshoe hares
  • Moose
  • Beavers
  • Wolves
  • Bears
  • Great horned owls
  • lynxes
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  • Bald Eagle
  • Weasel
  • Ermin
  • Red Squirrels
GREY WOLF

Plants
  • Coniferous trees
  • Fir trees
  • Spruce trees
  • Hemlock plant

Climate in the taiga (boreal forest) is cold, with average year long temperatures from about +5 to -5 C. Most of the precipitation is in the form of snow. Summers are relatively short and cool. Growing season is usually less than 3 months. The ground is usually very moist during the growing season. Precipitation from about 20cm of precipitation per year to over 200cm.

65° F to 70°F (-54 to 21° C).

6 months of the year, the average temperature is below freezing. In the winter the average air temperature is warmer than it is for tundra, wich lies north of the taigaWinter's LOWEST temperature in taiga is -65°F.
Winter's HIGHEST temperature is 30° F.
Summer's LOWEST temperature is 30° F.
Summer's HIGHEST temperature is 70° F.






Yet within the endless sea of similar conifers, lies hearty trees that adapted to life in the harsh and frozen taiga. Very few species can survive, let alone thrive in such an environment. Learn more about these adaptations in the following pages.




Because of the tilt of the earth on its axis, in the taiga you'll find long nights in the winter and long days in the summer.
During the summer months, the taiga fills up with millions of insects. Birds, which eat insects, migrate every year for the plentiful food supply.
The taiga is prone to wildfires. Many trees have adapted to this by growing thick bark, which can protect a tree from a mild fire.

Vegetation: Needle leaf, coniferous trees are the dominant plants of the taiga biome. A very few species in four main genera are found: the evergreen spruce fir and pine and the deciduous larch or tamarack In North America, one or two species of fir and one or two species of spruce are dominant. Across Scandinavia and western Russia the Scots pine is a common component of the taiga.
Broadleaf deciduous trees and shrubs are members of early succession stages of both primary and secondary succession. Most common are alder birch and aspen



Facts:
The boreal forest is also known as by taiga the russian name for boreal forest.




Threats:

The biggest threat to the boreal forest today is exploration, development of oil, and natural gas reserves.
From Alaska, Canada, and russia it is estimated that vast amounts of petrolem products lie under these forest.
Global warming is the most serious things that can distroy these forest and many others. Plants warmth reaches of the boreal forest become warm enough for dicduous trees to take over the conifers trees and replace them, which can distroy the other species that depend on that specific tree.

Solutions To Threats...
The solutions to all the threats that are happening to the forest os that we
can take all the factories and move them out to more open space in other
parts of countries that have more of plains.


Work Sited....
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga.htm
. http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/biome_main.htm
.http://images.google.com/images
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/taiga_climate_page.htm