Biomes of Utah by LisaB1982

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									Biomes of Utah
Desert, Forest, Alpine Forest, And Aquatic

The Desert
Annual rainfall?
Less than 6 inches!

Desert Animals
 Desert Tortoise  Snakes  Lizards  Golden Eagle

 Turkey Vulture

Desert Tortoise
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The length of this tortoise's shell is about 10 inches. Fullgrown adults will reach 15 inches. The hard shell is a protection against predators and a harsh environment.. The color and patterns allow the tortoise to blend in with the shrubs and soil.

Snakes
Snakes are important predators in desert ecosystems. Life on the desert is harsh, and predators help to maintain the critical balance.

Lizards
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Lizards are superbly adapted desert dwellers. Control insects. Serve as food for other desert predators. Two adaptations.
They are very well camouflaged. They can lose their tail to escape when captured and grow a new one for future escapes.

Golden Eagle
 A Golden Eagle eating a

hare.  The eagle will typically cover a large territory in search of an occasional lizard or desert wood rat.

Turkey Vulture
 Scavengers such as the

Turkey Vulture, fill a very significant role in the desert ecosystem.

Forest Animals
Raccoon Garter Snake Eagle Turkey Robin

Raccoon
 This masked bandit can

become very friendly when a full garbage can is available. Although very cute, this mammal can bite very hard!

Garter Snake
 These common reptiles

can be found in your own backyard.

Golden Eagle
 A Golden Eagle eating a

hare.  The eagle will typically cover a large territory in search of food.

Turkey
A turkey in the wild can be a feast for a larger predator.

Robin
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Robins can be seen in many backyards.

Alpine Forest

Aquatic


								
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