A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn

Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike alongside the frozen floor of this chilly, dry area, the tundra could seem quiet and empty. however it is filled with lifestyles, within the spring while migrating lemmings munch on spring flora, or even within the wintry weather, while fur-coated wolves, foxes, and hares dart and prowl throughout the snow. summer season and wintry weather within the tundra, the search is directly to locate food--and to prevent turning into somebody else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are hooked up to each other in a meals chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What course will you're taking to keep on with the foodstuff chain in the course of the tundra? Will you ... Zoom with a peregrine falcon because it goals for its prey? Chomp with a caribou grazing on grasses? Sneak up on a polar undergo fishing for its dinner? stick with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what experience!

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Edu (September 10, 2008). S. Fish and Wildlife Service. S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Alaska. d. gov (September 10, 2008). Woodford, Chris. Arctic Tundra and Polar Deserts. Austin, TX: Raintree SteckVaughn, 2002.

Lichen and moss. To see wheat of th the lichens and mosses 24 . tundra are like, Tur n to paGe Shrubs, Wildflowers, and Sedges You might recognize some of the flowers and plants of the tundra by name, but probably not by sight. Artic willows are related to willow trees, but Arctic willows are much shorter. They grow no higher than your sneakers. Yellow poppies, lavender lousewort, blueberries, thimbleberries, and cranberries hug the ground. The icy permafrost doesn’t allow their roots to grow deep enough for these plants to gain any height.

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