Where is coniferous forest found?

Where is coniferous forest found?

Coniferous forests (fir, pine, spruce) make up around one-third of the world's forests and are found in northern parts of North America, Europe and Asia where temperatures tend to be lower, and winter tends to last longer.

How do plants adapt to the coniferous forest?

Coniferous trees have thick bark to protect against the cold. They are cone-shaped, with flexible branches which help them to cope with heavy snow fall. Pine cones protect the seeds during the harsh winter. The thin waxy needles reduce water loss.

How do animals adapt to coniferous forest?

Camouflage and Color Change Snowshoe hares prefer to live in dense coniferous forests, and these mammals have developed a unique adaptation: the changing of their fur color from season to season. ... During the winter months, the hares grow white fur, which helps them to blend into snow that may coat the forest floor.

What types of birds live in the forest?

For every stage of forest succession, there's a bird species that needs it. But others are flexible, thriving in many types of forests. The blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, summer tanager, and white-breasted nuthatch are all associated with mature forests.

What eats birds in the forest?

Four-legged predators such as bobcats and weasels are bird-eaters. In America alone, domestic house cats may be responsible for killing as many as wild birds a year. In some of the world's rain forests, there are frogs and tarantulas so big that they sometimes eat birds!07-Apr-2010

What birds live in the boreal forest?

Ducks, loons, grebes, rails, gulls, kingfishers, and cranes depend on Canada's boreal waters for nesting and for food. Other bird species, such as woodpeckers, finches, nuthatches, chickadees, owls, grouse, and ravens, can live in the boreal forest year-round, having adapted to the climate.

What kind of trees are in the boreal forest?

The boreal forest is home to a wide variety of trees species. The most common coniferous species found in the boreal forest include black and white spruce, balsam fir, jackpine, and tamarack. The most common deciduous trees found in the boreal forest include white birch, trembling aspen and balsam poplar.

Why is boreal forest important?

Canada's boreal forest, and more broadly the boreal zone, is crucial to the national economy because of the available timber and non-timber products, mineral and energy resources, and hydroelectric potential of regional rivers. The boreal forest provides food and renewable raw materials to Canadians.