Biomes and Habitats

GREAT SOURCE - Blue Planet - World Biomes- http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/
Learn more about the biomes of the world through this website.

GREAT SOURCE -Kids Do Ecology - List of Biomes - http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/index.html
Great information on taiga, tundra, temperate forest, desert, and grassland. This site provides information on location, weather, plants, animals and people of the biome.

GREAT SOURCE - Missouri Botanical Garden - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/main.htm
Explore the rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate and grasslands biomes. Includes information about animal and plant adaptation.

Biomes of the World - http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/index.html
This is a good site with links to biomes of the world including: Arctic and Alpine Tundra, Taiga, Deciduous Forest, Grassland, and Desert. Information on plant and animal adaptations can be found here.

Boreal Forest Region: Alberta, Canada(Taiga) - http://raysweb.net/specialplaces/pages/boreal.html
This page has information on endangered plants and animals in this region. Environmental issues are also discussed.

NRDC:The Boreal Forest: Earth's Green Crown - http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/boreal/intro.asp
To follow the links on the Boreal Forest go to the "next page" at the end of each page.

Enchanted Learning Habitats and Biomes - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/
Features information on the animals of particular biomes.

Taiga or Boreal Forest - www.runet.edu/%7Eswoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/taiga/taiga.html
This site has facts on flora and fauna with plant adaptations mentioned.

The Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous Forest - http://www.runet.edu/%7Eswoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/tbdf/tbdf.html
Climate and flora and fauna of the biome are presented.

The Tundra - http://www.runet.edu/%7Eswoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/tundra/tundra.html
This resource describes adaptations to the biome in detail for fauna and limited detail for flora.

Middle Arctic Tundra - http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/na/na1115_fu...
This site provides information on flora and fauna as well as, environmental issues in the Northwest Territories.

Endangered Animals- http://endangered.fws.gov/wildlife.html
Find out if the animal or plant you are studying is endangered.

Food Chains - http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/currl/food_chain/default.htm
Many links to information on food chains in different biomes.

Prairie

 

Field Guide to the Prairie - http://www.bellmuseum.org/distancelearning/prairie/fieldguide/index.html
Information about prairie grass, insects, mammals and birds.

Animal Diversity Web - http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/index.html
Collection of information and pictures about animals. Search for individual species to find information and images.

eNature.com- http://www.enature.com/
A wonderful place to find online field guides for amphibians, birds, fishes, mammals, seashells, and more.

Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses - http://www.lib.ksu.edu/wildflower/
Over 1400 wildflowers and grasses identified here. Click on the picture of the grass or flower to learn more about the plant.

Wildflowers in Bloom - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/wildseed/wildflowers.html
Search the list of wildflowers, click on the name and see a picture of the plant in its' seedling stage, a map of the U. S. showing their distribution range, and other useful information regarding planting and growing the wildflowers.