By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike alongside the frozen floor of this chilly, dry area, the tundra could seem quiet and empty. however it is filled with lifestyles, within the spring while migrating lemmings munch on spring vegetation, or even within the wintry weather, while fur-coated wolves, foxes, and hares dart and prowl in the course of the snow. summer season and wintry weather within the tundra, the search is directly to locate food--and to prevent changing into an individual else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are attached to each other in a meals chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you are taking to stick to the nutrition chain during the tundra? Will you ... Zoom with a peregrine falcon because it goals for its prey? Chomp with a caribou grazing on grasses? Sneak up on a polar endure fishing for its dinner? persist with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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A snowy owlet venturing from its nest for the first time. another jaeg er is up to, Tu r n to paGe To see what another snowy owl is up to, Tur n to paGe 12. 26 . . an Arctic fox cub exploring the marsh. To rlew . . an Eskimo cu south. flying in from thnoether a To see what w is up to, Eskimo curle Tu r n to paGe 15 . see what another fox is up to, Tur n to paGe 10. Horseflies, Mosquitoes, and Gnats 56 It’s hard to imagine the cold of the tundra as a place where insects live. But the truth is that in the summer, the Arctic tundra is alive with bugs.
On To see what another amphipod is up to, Tu rn to pa ge 16 . To see what another lemming is up to, Tur n to paGe 43. Wolverine (Gulo gulo) 37 The beady-eyed wolverine scratches at the dirt with her five long claws. Over the winter, she hid part of an Arctic hare here, but it’s too warm now. It was stolen long ago when the ground started to thaw. Luckily, she soon comes across a dead caribou fawn, abandoned by its mother. With her extra-strong teeth and jaws, she crunches right through the fawn’s bones.
D. gov (September 10, 2008). Woodford, Chris. Arctic Tundra and Polar Deserts. Austin, TX: Raintree SteckVaughn, 2002.
A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn