/MY NAME IS ALLIE:) I'm 12 going on 13!~:]

I AM REALLY TALL! :)

My favorite colors are purple and orange.

Some of my friends are: Laura, Kayla, Casey ,Courney(and the other ones:)), Paige, Emilie,Jenna,Morgan,CJ,Billy,Seth, and Nick.

I LOVE to play sports like softball and volleyball. I also like to shoot hoops and swim.

So i'm pretty athletic. I play for a JO team. I catch for my softball team.

I like to run! # 5 is beast;)

I have two dogs named Zoey and Mitsy.

I show pigs at the fair.

Kayla's chicken is named after me.:)

I like to go camping at Forest Hill and play beach volleyball with my friends there.

My favorite foods are pizza and french fries.



That's a little bit about me.

DESERT IGUANA

The animal I chose was a Desert Iguana. I chose this animal to represent me because I have a iguana at home.
  • Also, it likes to bask in the sun. .
  • This lizard lives in the USA and S.E deserts.
This animal represents me because, I would love to live where it's hot all year round and it's really fast.

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this is a desert iguana.They can grow 10 to 16 inches long. They are a reddish brown color. The tail can be either gray or white. They eat flowers from the Creosote bushes and insects. This desert animal is not endangered at the present time
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THIS IS THE AVERAGE RAINFALL AND AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT INDIAN SPRINGS,NEVADA.

TABLE RESULTS:
Months

Average Temperature C
Average Rainfall CM.






January

13.6
0.7CM

Febuary

16.6
0.6CM

March

19.3
0.5CM

April

23.8
0.7CM

May

29.2
0.2CM

June

35.2
0.2CM

July

38.3
1CM

August

37
0.7CM

September

32.7
0.5CM

October

26.4
0.6CM

November

18.5
0.7CM

December

13.6
0.7CM

Year Average

25.3
7.71CM









Some desert adaptations are:
  • using less water many animals burrow in the cool ground or shade which plants also do,
  • since it can go below freezing in some deserts, some animals even migrate.
  • some even have larger body parts like the hare which allows them to cool off,
  • estivation is also another object this is when the animals heartbeat and breathing will slow during time of extreme weather.
  • they could also have different color coats that doesnt allow the heat to absorb but reflect off.
  • Reptiles cant be in the heat for too long because if they do their body temp. will be the same as everything else, reptiles also hibernate.
  • Birds have feathers that allow them to keep insulated from cool and hot temp.
  • Most animals that live in the desert are crepuscular whuch means they are active only at dusk and burrow during the day.
  • Animals not only hibernate in the winter but, also the hottest part of the summer.
  • Animals also dissipate which means, they lose body heat in various ways.
  • adaptations for animals in the desert

Facts about plants in the desert:
  • They have special water storage areas.
  • Most seeds stay below the surface of the ground until there is water.
  • Most plants have no leaves because it causes to lose water.
  • Plants also have long and large amounts of roots , to soak up water.
  • Average plant heights are 15 to 20cm.
  • Cacti were the first plants ever recorded that could hold water.
Two animals that live in the desert are: a black-tailed jack rabbit and a meerkat




The Black-Tailed Jackrabbit is located throughout the
southwestern United States and parts of Mexico, mostly
in desert and sagebrush habitats.


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this is a black tailed jack rabbit
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The meerkat is located in the harsh land of the Kalahari
in Southern Africa.

DESERT: AN AREA OF LAND THAT HAS EXTREME CLIMATIC WEATHER AND LOW PRECIPITATION LEVELS.

Cool facts about the desert:

  • The desert takes up about 1/3 of Earth's surface.
  • Usually when it rains, it will rain all at once and cause major flooding. In many deserts there is usually a source of water like maybe a lake or river.
  • People usually make towns around these water sources because their is water.
  • There are few large mammals because of intense weather.
  • Many deserts deserts that are near vegitation are caused by rain shadows.
  • Deserts get their deathly nicknames because, of the lack of water there.
  • Not all deserts have sand.
  • There are hot and cold deserts.
  • Deserts like the Sahara have a thin layer of sand and the rest is gravel.(30% sand and 70% gravel)
  • The Atacama Desert is a cold desert and is over 15 million years old!
  • The Sahara is the largest desert in the world.
The Desert Biome
Climate facts about the desert:
  • The desert is usually a hot and sandy area.
  • A desert have an average of less than 50 cm. a year.
Coasal Desert Climate
  • Usually 8-13 cm. of rain average
  • The highest amount of rain recorded is 37cm. the lowest is 8cm.
  • -2 to 5 C are the average lows for July and 21 to 25 C in January
Cold Desert Climate
  • -4 to -2 C average for the whole year
    click on this link to find more about the deserts climate.Climatee



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ALLIE'S FOOD CHAIN:

external image 120-4241-galleta-grass.jpg ------> external image 120-cottontail-690f.jpgthis jack rabbit can live in almost any desert in the world due to it's adaptations ------------>
even though this is a coyote it is a omnivore
even though this is a coyote it is a omnivore
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wildlife -
this mountain lion lives in deserts mostly in the U.S.A.

this producer gets eaten by a herbivore and the herbivore gets eaten by the omnivore and the omnivore gets eaten by the carnivore








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