Sahara Desert

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Sahara Desert

  1. 1. Africa<br />Temp:122 degrees(Fahrenheit)<br />(50 degrees Celsius)<br />
  2. 2. Sahara (Africa)<br />
  3. 3. What should you pack?<br /><ul><li>Map
  4. 4. Compass
  5. 5. Passport
  6. 6. Water
  7. 7. Sun Hat
  8. 8. Long Sleeve
  9. 9. Long Sleeve Pants
  10. 10. Personal Medical Kit</li></ul>Adventurous things:<br /><ul><li>Camel Rides
  11. 11. Organized Groups</li></ul>The noted best time to travel is in the months of February and to early April, and October to November!<br />
  12. 12. Plants(Peyote)<br /><ul><li>Peyote is a small, green, spineless, button-shaped cactus.
  13. 13. Grows in Mexico and the southwestern United States. </li></li></ul><li>Animals(Barbary Sheep)<br /><ul><li>Barbary Sheep stand 80 to 100 cm (2.6 to 3.3 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 40 to 140 kg (88 to 310 lb).
  14. 14. They are a sandy-brown color, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back.
  15. 15. Barbary Sheep are found in arid mountainous areas where they graze and browse, grasses, bushes and lichens.
  16. 16. They are able to obtain all their moisture from food, but if liquid water is available they drink it and wallow in it. T
  17. 17. Their main predators in North Africa are leopard and caracal .</li></li></ul><li>(Plant)Eragrostis<br />Among the Sahara desert plants, the eragrostis is a kind of a grass that is prevalent in the region. This grass spreads rapidly and is used by the inhabitants of the desert. Eragrostis is also popularly known as &apos;lovegrass&apos;.<br />
  18. 18. Animals(Deathstalker Scorpion)<br /><ul><li>Scorpions hunt at night; their prey includes insects, spiders, and other scorpions.
  19. 19. Scorpions look like little lobsters, but they carry their curved tail above their head, and it's a formidable weapon ... it carries a stinger which they use to paralyze their prey. </li></li></ul><li>Plant(Date Palm)<br /><ul><li>Date palm is among the most important exports of Sahara desert plants.
  20. 20. It also serves as an important source of food for the locals.
  21. 21. It is also used in the making of certain sweets and stockfeed native to the region.
  22. 22. The leaves of this plant are also cooked as vegetables by the natives. Even the seeds of the plant are utilized for making flour or bread.</li></li></ul><li>Vocabulary<br />Succulents: Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climate or soil conditions. Succulent plants store water in their leaves, stems and/or roots. The storage of water often gives succulent plants a more swollen or fleshy appearance than other plants, also known as succulence. In addition to succulence, succulent plants variously have other water-saving features.<br />Estivators: Animal that sleeps during extreme heat.<br />Creosote: It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others. It’s a plant from the desert and the sap is use for medicine.<br />
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