B. Henson

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My names is Brandon Henson. In my family I have five sisters and no brothers. I have four dogs and a cat. I am in track. My favorite food is pizza. My favorite color is blue. My best friend is Shelbyy Alissa (: And Elizabeth Lyndell(:

I chose this wolf because I run fast in track and this runs fast to get food

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Artic Willow







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Arctic Wolves



Snowy Owl
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1 Others are dark coloured so the plants can absorb more [[B. Henson#|solar heat]].
2 Flowering plants use the long hours of sunlight to produce [[B. Henson#|flowers]] quickly in the short growing season.
3 Some plants have cup-shaped flowers that face up to the sun, so the sun's rays are directed towards the centre of [[B. Henson#|the flower]]. These plants stay warmer than the air around them.
4 Some flowering plants have fuzzy coverings on the stems, leaves and buds to provide protection from the wind. Some have woolly seed covers.

5 Most of the plants are small, grow close together and close to the ground. This protects them from the cold temperatures and the strong winds. 1 Many inscts cease functioning during winter. 2 They have a lot of fur to keep warm. 3 They have tough skin on the feet because of the hard ice suface. 4 They know that they have to eat a lot more food to last them the winter.

Climate. The climate of the Arctic tundra remains very low for a significant part of the year with the mercury dipping below freezing point during the winter months. Vegetation is sparse and much of the soil, from surface to, as deep as 70 centimeters, down remains frozen all over the year. The only vegetation that survives such harsh cold climate and form the native flora of the Arctic tundra region include moss, lichen and some species of low growing heath. In line with it's extreme climatic conditions, the seasonal and diurnal cycles also tend to inch towards extremes. There are only two seasons in the Arctic tundra - summer and winter. The sun shines 24/7 during the short summer months while there prevail 30 Days of Night (sans the vampires, of course!!) during the long, dark winter months. Temperatures can go as low as -50 °C during winters, though on an average, it stays somewhere between -25 °C to -30 °C. The highest recorded temperature during the fleeting summers have never gone beyond 15 °C and tend to hover between 3 °C and 13 °C on an average. The Arctic tundra is very windy with howling blizzards occurring every other day, during the winters. There is hardly any moisture in the tundra atmosphere and annual precipitation is never more than 10 centimeters on an average. The slight warmth of the summer may melt the surface ice to expose soggy, slimy soil for the brief summer period. During this time, the tundra may be marked with shallow bogs and marshes. However, the deeper recesses of the earth's crust remain frozen and hence water, formed from the melting of surface ice, cannot seep much deeper. This water forms shallow lakes and marshlands during the lukewarm summers.