Mediterranean scrub flora & fauna

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Mediterranean scrub flora & fauna

  1. 1. MEDITERRANEAN SCRUBLAND FLORA & FAUNA
  2. 2. • This biome actually goes by several names. It is found surrounding large parts of the Mediterranean Sea and is thus sometimes called the Mediterranean Biome, others call it a Woodland Biome, while others call it a Shrub or Chaparral Biome. The shrublands are known locally as maquis or matorral. • This biome is shaped by a Mediterranean climate of mild, wet winters and hot dry summers.
  3. 3. • The Mediterranean biome is characterized by shrubs. Most are evergreen and have small, leathery leaves with thick cuticles. Sometimes the leaves are so reduced as to appear needle-like. • Many typical members of the shrub flora are aromatic (for example, sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano) and contain highly flammable oils.
  4. 4. Olive Tree
  5. 5. Carob tree
  6. 6. Cypres
  7. 7. Juniper
  8. 8. Rosemary
  9. 9. Thyme
  10. 10. Kingfisher
  11. 11. Robin
  12. 12. Griffon Vulture
  13. 13. Peregrine Falcon
  14. 14. Eagle
  15. 15. Hedgehog
  16. 16. Wild Boar
  17. 17. Squirrel
  18. 18. Lynx
  19. 19. Mouflon
  20. 20. Wild Goat
  21. 21. • All pictures taken from Wikimedia Commons

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