Canada, and some parts of Asia
and Europe are cold forest areas that have short summers and long cold
Temperatures range in the winter
from -65 to 30F (-54 to -1C) and in the summer from 20 to 70F (-7 to
The vegetation there is made of
many coniferous trees (with needles) such as pine trees (like Christmas
trees). This type of vegetation is called the Taiga.
Life in the Taiga is cold and
snowy; food is hard to find especially in the winter.
The Canadian goose, ermine,
weasel, howl, moose, red fox and wolverine are typical animals that live
in these areas.
Summers are rainy, warm and
Yearly precipitations are between 12 and 33 inches (30-85 cm).
Animals and plants have adapted to the four seasons of the temperate
forests: winter, spring, summer, and fall.