Biomes of the World: Sahara Desert

From Antarctica we traveled almost directly north to the Sahara Desert in Africa on our trip around the world. The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes a desert as: arid land with usually sparse vegetation; especially: such land having a very warm climate and receiving less than 10 inches of sporadic rainfall annually

Continent Box – Africa

Africa is such a fun continent with its zebras, giraffes, hieroglyphics & pyramids. I would love for us to do a more in depth study of Africa. Here’s what we’ve got in the continent box so far.

Continent Box – South America

Here’s our box about South America. It has some good stuff, but I’d like to add more. I don’t have anything relating to the Amazon rainforest except a couple animals. As I add more items, I will update this post.

Amazon Flooded Forest at the Oregon Zoo

As part of our Amazon Rainforest study we visited the Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit at the Oregon Zoo. This is a section we don’t generally spend a lot of time exploring. So, this was a great excuse to look a little closer. I had Farm Kid1 answer a few questions such as Which animal is …

Biomes of the World: Ice Cap

From the Amazon Rainforest we traveled south to the ice cap of Antarctica on our trip around the world. Google defines an ice cap as: a covering of ice over a large area, especially on the polar region of a planet.  

Biomes of the World: Temperate Rainforest

The first stop on our world tour was a temperate rainforest in North America. This is very similar to the biome we live in, so it was a great place to start. Although, I think the idea of a temperate rainforest confused Farm Kid1 a little bit. He’s only ever heard about tropical rainforests. I …