By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike alongside the frozen flooring of this chilly, dry area, the tundra could seem quiet and empty. however it is stuffed with existence, within the spring while migrating lemmings munch on spring plants, or even within the iciness, while fur-coated wolves, foxes, and hares dart and prowl during the snow. summer time and iciness within the tundra, the quest is directly to locate food--and to prevent changing into an individual else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are hooked up to each other in a nutrition chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you're 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 undergo fishing for its dinner? persist with all 3 chains and lots of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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Extra info for A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic
He doesn’t Springtails don’t just live in have any wings for flying, but the tundra—they ’re all over underneath his front side is a the planet. They “spring up” special arm called a furcula. wherever there is moisture. When he needs to escape, Sometimes people think they he flicks it down against the bite, but their mouths really ground. This springs him 4 to aren’t able to bite humans. 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) What feels like a bite is away—usually far enough to probably the little prick that get him to safety.
B u nc hes of c rowberries. To see wha t the shrub s, wildflowers , and sedg es of the tundra are like, T u r n t o p aGe 40. . a big patch of moss. To see what the lichens an d mosses of the tundra are like, Tur n to paGe 24 . . a few nibbles off a dead northern red-backed vole. To see what another vole is up to, Tur n to paGe 50 . Musk Ox 48 (Ovibos moschatus) The old musk ox chomps on his cud—old grass he’s spit up to chew again. Out of the corner of his eye, he sees the pesky newcomer.
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.
A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn