Temperate forests can be
found in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, China and Japan.
The average yearly average
temperature in these forests is about 50F (10C). Rainfall is between 30
to 60 inches per year (75 - 150 cm).
Because little water is
available in the winter, trees loose their leaves and photosynthesis
These forests are called "Deciduous, " because the leaves of the trees
change color in autumn and fall in the winter, to grow back in spring.
In the fall, forests are
beautiful as they change colors from green to orange and sometimes red,
such as Oak trees.
Most animals living in these
forests adapt to the cold winters by hibernating or migrating to warmer
The black bear is a typical
hibernating animal, which thrives in the summer and fall months.
Deer, squirrels, howls,
raccoons, porcupines, and turkeys are common animals of the temperate