By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike alongside the frozen floor of this chilly, dry quarter, the tundra could appear quiet and empty. however it is filled with existence, within the spring whilst migrating lemmings munch on spring vegetation, or even within the wintry weather, while fur-coated wolves, foxes, and hares dart and prowl throughout the snow. summer season and wintry weather within the tundra, the search is directly to locate food--and to prevent changing into an individual else's subsequent meal. All residing issues are hooked up to each other in a foodstuff chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you're taking to stick with the nutrition chain during the tundra? Will you ... Zoom with a peregrine falcon because it goals for its prey? Chomp with a caribou grazing on grasses? Sneak up on a polar endure fishing for its dinner? persist with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what event!
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Extra info for A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic
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