Chaparral Jacob Lawson, Cassie Norton, Becca Linnabary, and Jolie Hasselbeck
Location <ul><li>The Chaparral is located along the western coast of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>It also exists i...
Temperature <ul><li>The range of temperatures is from about 10 ° C in the winter to 40° C in the summer. </li></ul><ul><li...
Precipitation <ul><li>The average precipitation annually is  10-17 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the precipitation occ...
Plants <ul><li>Examples of plants include blue oak, corn oak, dwarf trees, scattered scrub, large shrubs, poison oak, scru...
Plant Adaptations <ul><li>Plants must adapt to heat, little moisture, and poor soil. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants have small, ...
 
 
Animals <ul><li>Animals in the Chaparral include coyotes, jack rabbits, mule deer, alligator lizards, horned toads, ground...
Animal Adaptations <ul><li>Ground birds nest in brush to protect themselves from the heat and predators. </li></ul><ul><li...
Coyotes Puma Rattlesnake Roadrunner Jackrabbit
Kangaroo Rat <ul><li>Kangaroo rats vary from 10 to 20 centimeters and 35 to 180 grams.  Their most distinctive feature is ...
 
Conditions <ul><li>The dry, hot conditions make natural brush fires common. They clear out the area and cause the plants t...
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Chaparral Power Point

  1. 1. Chaparral Jacob Lawson, Cassie Norton, Becca Linnabary, and Jolie Hasselbeck
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>The Chaparral is located along the western coast of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>It also exists in the southern part of South America, southwestern Australia, Spain, and in the Sahara and Kalahari deserts in Africa. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Temperature <ul><li>The range of temperatures is from about 10 ° C in the winter to 40° C in the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>This translates to about 30° F to about 100° F. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Precipitation <ul><li>The average precipitation annually is 10-17 inches. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the precipitation occurs during the winter months. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Plants <ul><li>Examples of plants include blue oak, corn oak, dwarf trees, scattered scrub, large shrubs, poison oak, scrub oak, yucca wiple, cacti. </li></ul>Blue Oak Scrub Oak
  6. 6. Plant Adaptations <ul><li>Plants must adapt to heat, little moisture, and poor soil. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants have small, hard leaves which hold moisture. </li></ul><ul><li>Because brush fires are frequent, many plants are small. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Animals <ul><li>Animals in the Chaparral include coyotes, jack rabbits, mule deer, alligator lizards, horned toads, ground birds (like quail and thrashers), mountain lions, bobcats, grey fox, wild goats, rattlesnakes, and antelope. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Animal Adaptations <ul><li>Ground birds nest in brush to protect themselves from the heat and predators. </li></ul><ul><li>Animals with fur have short fur that can change lengths with season and match their surroundings in color. </li></ul><ul><li>Reptiles hunt at night to avoid heat. </li></ul><ul><li>Rabbits have large ears to release heat. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Coyotes Puma Rattlesnake Roadrunner Jackrabbit
  10. 12. Kangaroo Rat <ul><li>Kangaroo rats vary from 10 to 20 centimeters and 35 to 180 grams. Their most distinctive feature is their large hind legs. </li></ul><ul><li>They have the ability to convert the dry seeds they eat into water. </li></ul><ul><li>However, the Giant Kangaroo Rat is now an endangered species because much of its habitat has been lost to agricultural uses. </li></ul>
  11. 14. Conditions <ul><li>The dry, hot conditions make natural brush fires common. They clear out the area and cause the plants to be small. </li></ul><ul><li>In November of 2009, more than 200 homes were destroyed by brush fires. </li></ul>
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