What is the most dominant animal in the tropical rainforest?

What is the most dominant animal in the tropical rainforest?

Insects are the most numerous animals in rainforests. The jaguar is a large, spotted wild cat from South and Central America. The Julia is a yellow-orange tropical butterfly from the Americas, about 3-4 inches wide.

What is the climate like in a temperate rainforest?

Temperate rainforests are characterized by mild climates or temperatures. Essentially, these areas do not experience extremely cold or extremely hot temperatures. Temperate rainforests have two different seasons. One season (winter) is quite long and wet, and the other (summer) is short, dry and foggy.

Was the UK a rainforest?

Rainforests in the UK are part of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest biome. This habitat is globally rare and some say is more threatened than tropical rainforest.

Does Scotland have a rainforest?

Scotland's rainforest is made up of the native woodlands found on Scotland's west coast where consistent levels of rainfall and relatively mild, year-round temperatures provide just the right conditions for some of the world's rarest mosses, liverworts and lichens.

Does Ireland have rainforests?

Celtic Rainforest is a colloquial term which refers to the temperate rainforest of the British Isles. ... Today, the Celtic Rainforest exists as small fragments of the temperate rainforest that once covered much of Ireland and the west coast of Great Britain.

Was Scotland A tropical?

Scotland had drifted to the subtropical zone north of the equator by the Permian period, between 299 million and 250 million years ago. ... By the Late Cretaceous, about 75 million years ago, a tropical sea submerged Scotland once more – except its very highest areas. Thick layers of chalk were deposited on the sea floor.

Is there a rainforest in Wales?

Wales has its own rainforests which are rich in a diversity of wildlife and culture. These special areas are more commonly referred to as Celtic Rainforests.

Why are there no trees on the Moors?

People often ask us why we're not planting trees on the moors... the answer is, we are! We do plant trees on the moors – in cloughs and moorland fringes, but not on blanket bog, where tree roots penetrate deep into the peat, causing it to dry out.

Why are there no trees in Scotland?

Reforestation in Norway: showing what's possible in Scotland and beyond. Some people think that the reason there are no trees growing across great swathes of Scotland is that they can't grow in these places – it's too wet, it's too windy, the soil is too thin.