Hello Toads!! It’s me, Hannah with your seventh round of exploring the world’s ecoregions, an opportunity to express poetically the point of view of your choice of creature or wildlife in the Desert Region this time!
Sepia scented words from, ““Classics Edition of the World Atlas-Hammond 1967,” states: “One-fifth of all the land is desert, to dry for farming and populated largely by sheep-herding nomads and those who live in the oases and irrigated valleys.”
So, I had to look this up...I didn’t realize “oases,” was plural for “oasis,” hence: “In geography, an oasis (plural: oases) or is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source.” (from wiki)
Wikipedia says this about the desert region:
“A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants.
Deserts take up about one third (33%) of the Earth's land surface. Hot deserts usually have a large diurnal and seasonal temperature range, with high daytime temperatures, and low nighttime temperatures (due to extremely low humidity). In hot deserts the temperature in the daytime can reach 45 °C/113 °F or higher in the summer, and dip to 0 °C/32 °F or lower at nighttime in the winter.
“Many deserts are formed by rain shadows; mountains blocking the path of precipitation to the desert (on the lee side of the mountain). Deserts are often composed of sand and rocky surfaces. Sand dunes called ergs and stony surfaces called hamada surfaces compose a minority of desert surfaces. Exposures of rocky terrain are typical, and reflect minimal soil development and sparseness of vegetation. The soil is rocky because of the low chemical weathering, and the relative absence of a humus fraction.
(Photo via Wiki under Creative Commons Attribution The ten largest deserts (Antarctic not included)
World largest deserts deserts included: Sahara, Arabian, Syrian, Kalahari, Namib, Gobi, Australian West, North American, Patagonian, Atacama
And now friendly Toads...our creatures!!
I found some fun lil’ videos!
This guy looks like he could be our cousin..shovel snouted lizard.
Okay, don’t hate me...I hope there’s no arachnophobes here..the Dancing White Lady Spider or the Wheel Spider...
Here, I will make up for the last two with these cute fuzzy Fennec Foxes!!
Oh, that was fun!! I could browse creatures all day! ;)
Desert wildlife list here, (check source for Copyright).
If there’s a plant/tree type you’d like to embody please do!
Thank you in advance for transforming this Friday...be sure to link something new written specifically for this challenge and try not to get too parched as you visit your blogging desert friends!!