-Succulent Plants store water in there roots, stems and leaves, and some
have long root systems that go deep into the ground to absorb water.
-Some plants have no leaves, which helps reduce water loss during photosynthesis.
-Some plant leaves have hair or have leaves that turn throughout the day to
create shade from the heat.
-Plants such as cacti, grow spines so that animals won’t eat the plants.
-One animal adaption is to store water to endure lack of water. Water can be stored in
fatty deposits and other tissue For example, the Gila monster stores water in it’s tail.
-Another adaption is to learn how to tolerate Hyperthermia. Most animals in the
desert can survive body temperatures that would be dangerous for humans.
-Many desert mammals and reptiles are crepuscular, meaning they are only
active during dusk, dawn and during the night when the temperatures are
cooler, and sleep in cave’s, den’s or burrow’s during the day.
Producer: Soil, Bacteria, Plants
Primary Consumer: Insects, Lizards, Rodents, Deer
and other Grazers
Secondary Consumer: Larger Predator’s such as
Coyote’s, Hawk’s and other birds, and foxes.