The rainforest is such a natural wonder and a beautiful, majestic mystery to the world. There are many different types of rainforests all around the world that have many different qualities. Learning about these natural wonders was such a fascinating and inspirational experience for all of us. We have four rainforests that we would like to share with you. Getting to know these rainforests was most definitely a chance to increase our knowledge and yours. Let us tell you how!
Rainforests have many different types of species in it. It also has a variety of different types of animals in the rainforests to make things interesting. In the rainforest there is lot of precipitation, so is a lot of it to last the animals. The rainforest averages about 60-160in that is distributed around evenly throughout the rainforest annually (3).The temperature for the Rainforest is on an average of 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit(2). It usually doesn't get to where it freezes and it doesn't get to hot either(2). The soil is approximately 2-4 inches deep(2). It is rich in nutrients and very acidic. If you damage the soil it usually takes it a while before it well get better, or heal. With our diorama we chose to use some specific rainforest's, but an approximate longitude and latitude we have found is 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south. The rainforest seasonality is rainy and dry.
In the rainforest there are multiple types of trees and plantlike species. Some of these include; orchids, bromeliads, vines, ferns, mosses, and palms. There are also some figs trees which average to about 25-35ft tall. These trees may sometimes have a buttressed trunk and it may be shallow. There are also trees that have their roots grown out to help support the trees for when they get so tall. Approximately, there are four different types of seasonal rainforests. First, you have the Evergreen Rainforest, which has no dry seasons. Next, you have the Seasonal Rainforest, which has short dry periods and is in a very wet, tropical region. Following this we have the Semi evergreen Rainforest, which has longer dry seasons. And lastly we have the Monsoons, in it the dry seasons increase while the rain seasons decrease. (2,4, notes)
Animals have a lot to do with the rainforest because that is their natural habitat. The animals that we chose are from all around the world and they all have there little special qualities. From the South East Asian rainforest we have the beautiful Morpho Butterfly. This is a butterfly that is mostly found in the South American rainforests, but can also be found in South East Asia. The morpho butterfly eats plants at night; it is nocturnal. It has a wingspan of about 6 inches. Next, we have the Piranha who is native to South America. The piranha's teeth are like ours in the sense of when one breaks off another one grows in its place. Their size ranges from ½ to 2 feet. They live in warm lowland streams. After that we have the African Gray Parrot. It is native of West Africa and is an intelligent bird. It is about 13-16in and has wingspan of 18-20in long. They have a life span of about 50-65 years. After this we have the Regent Skipper, who is a moth like creature. It is a native of Australia. Lastly, we have the Honey Creeper. It is a native of South America also. (2,4 mostly)
The rainforest has so many interesting facts that it's had to give all of them. There used to be a bunch of native groups that lived in the forests and would make a living out of the resources(2). The rainforests are located at each four corners around the world(2). They are there, I think, because that is where most of the water is and that it is where the most moisture is also. The rainforest has poor, thin soil(2). It also has four different levels, emergent's which are the giant trees. The canopy which is the upper most part of the trees. The understudy which is a bunch of dark leaves at the bottom. Lastly, the forest floor which has the animals. The rainforest covers 7% of the earth and is extremely necessary to the environment. It recycles the water and uses it over and over again. A lot of foods that we eat today came from the rainforest.(2, notes)
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