Annual Rainfall

We live in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. We are also above 1000′ elevation. Our weather patterns differ from what happens in the valley. We average about 6° colder than our closest city and get more wind & rain. Rain. That’s what I want to know. How much rain do we get. It …

Biomes of the World: Deciduous Forest

Our final stop on our trip around the world was the deciduous forest of Europe. Wikipedia describes a deciduous forest as:  forests that are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. They are found in areas with warm, moist summers and mild winters.

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

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 …