Chaparral/Scrub

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Temperature: Hot and dry in the summer reaching 100 degrees F, cool and moist in the winter

Precipitation: 15 to 40 inches of rain per year

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The Chaparral/Scrub biome is characterized by its hot and dry climate, and looks like a combination of prairie and desert. It's usually found on the west coast of continents at the latitudes of 30 and 40 degrees north and south of the equator. It gets just enough rainfall to support low-growing scrub oak and sage. The animals that have adapted to this hot and dry climate include wild horses, coyotes, lizards, vultures and eagles.


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Photos taken from:
http://sciencecastle.com/sc/index.php/rooms/view/37
http://kentsimmons.uwinnipeg.ca/16cm05/1116/16biomes.htm