By Sierra H.
Where in the is the
Highland Temperate Forest?
The Highland Temperate Forests are located on mountains
including The Great Smokey’s The Rockies and the Sierras.
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Can I climb a
I found this picture at pantransit.reptiles.org/ images/1996-07-28/was...
Yes! You can climb or ski a mountain, swim or fish in
lakes and streams, hike through trees and jog up hills.
Will I see Lions and Tigers and
Bears? Oh My!
You might see a Mountain Lion, a Coyote or maybe a
Black Bear or Grizzly Bear depending on where you stay
but you will probably see or hear some type of rodent.
Mountain lions are hunters and hunt on rodents and fish.
So are the bears and Coyotes. Rodents are veggie eaters
and they eat leafs and mushrooms and such. They often
are heard nibbling on tasty snacks.
These Pictures came from:
www.nps.gov/noca/bear.htm www.vcn.bc.ca/spes/ urbanwildlife/p_coy_tu.htm
Is that Poison Ivy?
Maybe but besides the poisonous plants you will
probably see a ton of conifers, moss and broad leafs.
All these plants depend on the climate the animals
and the plants around them to survive. Moss lives in
the lower highlands. Broad leafs grow in the middle
and conifers enjoy the chilly winds
www.ire.ubc.ca/ ecoresearch/moss.gif www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ ritter/geog101/modul...
..Is it chilly or is that just me?
It sure isn’t you!
Even in the summers
at most altitudes it
gets down to the mid
20’s in the mornings.
In the mornings
Most Of the Time the Temperature is
make sure you wear
below 80 and it doesn’t rain more
a coat. In the
then 1.7 inches per month. That’s
summer wear some
one chilly place!
When is there a good time to go What clothes would Can Humans
to the Highland Temperate I need to Bring? live there?
You will probably Of Course
It depends on what you want need jeans shorts many People
to do there if you want to go and t shirts to long have homes
skiing you would probably shirts in the in the
want to go in the winter If you summer And jean mountains!
wanted to go swimming you long shirts and
might want to wait till the heavy coats.
summer sets in
What water does to the Highland
Water affects the Highland Temperate Forests in many
ways. Water feeds the plants which make up the forest and
feeds the animals. Forest streams run in even the driest
weather, keeping the living things healthy. Water keeps the
soil fertile. And there’s plenty of it during the spring and
Who helped me well, I wouldn’t
want to take all the credit for
Thank You to all the books and sites
who helped me including…
*The New Book Of Knowlegde
*The World Atlas 2004