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Chaparral
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Chaparrals are forests of trees, however, they are more a cross between a grassland and a forest.  The area is also known as the Scrub Biome  This biome is charecterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Average Temperature in Summer: 71.7F
Average Temperature in Winter: 46F
Average Annual Rainfall: 15-40 in.
 
PLANTS
Mainly trees and shrubs.  The trees are usually oak.  The shrubs are tall and thick, with a waxy layer to conserve water.
 
ANIMALS
Animals in this area have evolved to survive in the dry summer, wet winter, environtment.  Animals include the aardvark, chipmunk, coyote, and lynx.
 
FUN FACTS
The word chaparral comes from the Spanish word "chaparro", which means scrub oak.
 

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Produced by Billy Price
2005
Rapid Run Middle School Project