Interesting facts about prairies

A prairie is a type of habitat with mostly grasses, but also flowering plants and occasional shrubs or isolated tree. The word “prairie” comes from the French pre´rie (later, prairie), meaning meadow. The term was first applied to the swath of mid-continental North American grassland in the 1600s by French Jesuit missionaries and explorers, because … Read more

Interesting facts about the grassland

The grassland is a biome that is dominated by grasses and have very few trees or shrubs. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica. Grasslands are generally open and continuous, fairly flat areas of grass. They are often located between temperate forests at high latitudes and deserts at subtropical latitudes. There are two main … Read more

Interesting facts about deciduous forest

A deciduous forest is a biome dominated by deciduous trees which lose their leaves seasonally. It is found in three middle-latitude regions with a temperate climate characterized by a winter season and year-round precipitation. Deciduous forest also extends into more arid regions along stream banks and around bodies of water. Most deciduous forests are located … Read more

Interesting facts about the tundra

The tundra is a terrestrial biome that is characterized by extreme cold, low biological diversity, long winters and brief growing seasons. It is known for large stretches of bare ground and rock and for patchy mantles of low vegetation such as mosses, lichens, herbs, and small shrubs. The term “tundra” comes through Russian тундра (tûndra) … Read more