Hi! It’s Hannah with your fourth round of ecoregion exploration and a call to stretch your poet-voices to express the point of view of wildlife that inhabits the Temperate Forest.
Ideally each of us will claim a new non-human pov and embody the beingness of the plant or animal life of this region.
So, being a creature of habit I’m bringing you an excerpt from my deliciously old-smelling, “ “Classics Edition of the World Atlas-Hammond 1967,” which reads as follows...Temperate Forest: Over half of the world’s population lives and works in the regions of the temperate broadleaf forests which comprise only 7% of the world’s land, including parts of the United States, Europe, China and Japan. The climate here is invigorating, characterized by changeable weather, warm summers and frosty winters.
The main trees found in these forests are oak, ash, maple, birch, beech, poplar, elm and pine. In many areas, forests have been cleared to make way for cultivation. Hardwood evergreen trees which are widely spaced and are found in the Mediterranean region are olive, cork, oak and stone pine, (for more visit Wikipedia -Temperate Forest).
Wow!! Just look at this tree! They’re amazing aren’t they...living-breathing trees.
Shrubs and flowers grow there as well. One of my favorites is there...fiddleheads.
Here’s an image list of the plant and animal wildlife found in the Temperate Forest, (remember to check the copyrights before you post though).
A few beauties that live in the forest...
(Wikipedia: Bald Eagle in the Skagit valley, Washington, USA.
Such a regal creature..
.(Wikipedia: Alaska Brown Bear, Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park, Alaska Author= Flickr by Marshmallow)
Imagine walking a mile in his or her paws!
Also feel free to address elements of global importance, if you like, such as extinction, forest fires or as mentioned earlier forest clearing to make way for cultivation.
Link a brand new work today....enjoy yourselves and remember to visit your forest friends!!
Smiles and happy weekend to ALL!