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									The Habitats of Georgia

                                             Created By:
                                       Gail Lutowski

                         Warnell Forest Education Center
        Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
                                The University of Georgia
        What is a HABITAT?
• A HABITAT is a place
  where living things,
  or organisms, live.

• Habitats provide
  organisms with:
  –   FOOD
  –   WATER
  –   SHELTER
  –   SPACE
     Are All Habitats the Same?
• No Way! There are many different kinds of habitats
  all over the world.
• Can YOU think of some different types of habitats?

                                          FOREST
                  OCEAN




   DESERT
                              SAVANNAH
 What Makes Habitats Different?
• All kinds of NON-LIVING things make each
  habitat unique.

              • Some examples are:




AMOUNT of   TEMPERATURE   WEATHER    SOIL TYPE
SUNLIGHT
      What Types of Habitats
        Are in Georgia?
• Georgia Has:
  –   Mountain Habitats
  –   Piedmont Habitats
  –   Coastal Plain Habitats
  –   Marsh Habitats
  –   Swamp Habitats
  –   Atlantic Ocean Habitat


• Do you know WHERE in Georgia these
  different habitats are?
Mountains



    Piedmont



            Costal Plain


       Swamps
     (along rivers and
      the Okefenokee)
                           Atlantic
                           Ocean
Georgia’s MOUNTAIN Habitat
 What Do You Think It Is Like
     In the Mountains?
• LAND:
  – Steep and Rocky
• WEATHER:
  – Nice in Summer
  – Cold in winter
• SOIL:
  – Shallow and Rocky
• WATER:
  – Streams and Rivers
     Living in the Mountains
• Organisms that live in the mountains have to
  be able to survive during long, cold winters.
  – What are some ADAPTATIONS that animals and
    plants have for surviving cold winters?
Georgia’s PIEDMONT Habitat
 What Do You Think It Is Like
      In the Piedmont?
• LAND:
  – Gently Rolling Hills
  – Rock Outcrops
• WEATHER:
  – Hot in Summer
  – Cold in winter
• SOIL:
  – Red Georgia Clay
  – Granite Outcrops
• WATER:
  – Rivers and Streams
      Living in the Piedmont
• Organisms that live in the Piedmont have to be
  able to survive changing weather.
   – What are some ADAPTATIONS that animals
     and plants have for surviving changing
     weather?
     Georgia’s
COASTAL PLAIN Habitat
What Do You Think It Is Like in
     the Coastal Plain ?
• LAND:
  – Very Flat
• WEATHER:
  – Hot and Humid
• SOIL:
  – Deep Sands
• WATER:
  – Rivers, Creeks,
    Swamps
   Living in the Coastal Plain
• Organisms that live
  in the Costal Plain
  have to be able to
  survive hot
  summers and dry,
  sandy soil.
  – What are some
    ADAPTATIONS that
    plants and animals
    have for surviving in
    hot temperatures
    and dry, sandy soil?
  Georgia’s
SWAMP Habitat
 What Do You Think It Is Like In
         the Swamp?
• LAND:
  – Flat and Usually
    Flooded
• WEATHER:
  – Hot and Humid
• SOIL:
  – Dark, Mucky Clays
• WATER:
  – Flooded Freshwater
        Living in the Swamp
• Organisms that live
  in the swamp have
  to be able to survive
  in wet, flooded
  areas.
  – What are some
    ADAPTATIONS that
    plants and animals
    have for surviving in
    wet, flooded areas?
Georgia’s MARSH Habitat
   What Do You Think It Is Like
         In the Marsh?
• LAND:
  – Flat and Tidally
    Flooded
• WEATHER:
  – Hot and Humid
  – Windy
• SOIL:
  – Dark, Sticky Mud
• WATER:
  – Where Rivers meet
    the Ocean
  – Brackish water
          Living in the Marsh
• Organisms that live
  in the marsh have to
  be able to survive in
  brackish water.
  – What are some
    ADAPTATIONS that
    animals and plants
    have for surviving in
    brackish water?
Georgia’s ATLANTIC OCEAN
          Habitat
  What Do You Think It Is Like In
       the Atlantic Ocean?
• The ocean habitat is
  very different from the
  land habitats!
• The ocean is very, very
  wet! : )
• The weather changes
  all the time. Sometimes
  there are storms like
  hurricanes!
• The bottom of the
  ocean is sand.
     Living in the Ocean
• Organisms that live in the ocean have
  to be able to survive underwater.
  – What are some ADAPTATIONS that
    animals and plants have for surviving
    underwater?

								
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