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  • 2. deserts are really hot in the day and verycold at night it is so dry there that thereare barely any plant at all.
  • 3. deserts are really dry and onlyhave 90 cm of rain a year soplants have to store the waterthey get. When it dose rain inthe desert it comes in the formof a thunderstorm.
  • 4. there are only a fewplaces in the world thatthere are deserts andthese are where theyare North Africa,Mongolia-China,Southern Africa,Australia and NorthAmerica.
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  • 6. These are only some of theplants in the desert butthere are even more thanthis.Barrel cactus, pipe cactus,popcorn flower, mormantree and fairy duster.
  • 7. The barrel cactus is obviously in thecactus family. It can grow up to 5 ft.high and 2 ft. wide. It’s flower colouris orange or yellow and it blooms insummer.
  • 8. Fairy dusters is one of the plantsin the desert. Its scientific name iscalliandra and it loves the sun andwarmth and will grow in almostevery kind of soil. The fairydusters flower is almost a red fluffball that can grow to an inch wide.
  • 9. Addax, camels, fat sand rat, glia monster, greatmouse tailed bat, coyotes, road runner, javelina,mountain lion, scorpions, kangaroo rat, groundsquirrel, burrowing owl, coopers hawk, elf owl,diamond back rattlesnake, garter snake,chuckwalla, California quail, horned toad, desertbig horned sheep, prong horn, rule deer, whitetailed deer, bobcats, tarantula and the goldeneagle.
  • 10. The golden eagle is in the Accipitridaefamily and its wingspan is 150 to240cm wide. Its scientific name isAquila chrysaetos. It eats animals likerabbits, marmots, ground squirrels,and large mammals such as foxes, wildand domestic cats, mountain goats,ibex, and young deer.
  • 11. The fat sand rat is a mammalthat eats seeds and plants.The fat sand rat is part of thegerbil family and its scientificname is psammony obesus. Afat sand rat can grow up to 14-18.5 cm and its tail can growto 12-15 cm long.
  • 12. hawk Hognose snake toad rabbit spider mouseGrass This is a typical food web in the desert
  • 13. sun grassmouse snake hawk A food chain starts with the sun and goes onto a producer then the consumer 1 is the mouse eats the grass the snake is consumer 2 and it eats the mouse then the hawk is consumer 3 because it eats the snake
  • 14. The biggest desert in the world is theSahara desert and it is 9,065,000square kilometres. and deserts coverabout one fifth of the earth which isnearly this much of the earth.
  • 15. The biggest cold desert in the worldis Antarctica. In the desert most animals don’t need to drink water because most of their moisture from the plants they eat.
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