By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike alongside the frozen flooring of this chilly, dry sector, the tundra could seem quiet and empty. however it is stuffed with lifestyles, within the spring whilst migrating lemmings munch on spring plant life, or even within the iciness, whilst fur-coated wolves, foxes, and hares dart and prowl throughout the snow. summer time and iciness within the tundra, the quest is directly to locate food--and to prevent turning into a person else's subsequent meal. All residing issues are attached to each other in a nutrients chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you're taking to persist with the foodstuff chain throughout 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 undergo fishing for its dinner? persist with all 3 chains and plenty of extra in this who-eats-what experience!
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To see what the shrubs, wildflowers, and sedges of the tundra are like, Turn to paGe 40. . lichen and m side of a rock. Tooss on the see what the lichens and mosses of th e tundra are li ke, Tu r n to paGe 24 . Arctic Hare 46 (Lepus arcticus) The Arctic hare nibbles at the lavender lousewort leaves. He’s only a few weeks old, but already he’s on his own. An Arctic fox comes sniffing by. The hare freezes. He’s known this trick since he was just days old. With his summer coat of grayish brown, he looks just like a stone.
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L day and all nig al rk da is it n he w 31 When the wolves have eaten their fill, they leave the remains for the gulls and wolverines. The wolves make the long 12-mile (19-kilometer) trek back to their den. Waiting in the rock cave are two pups—the first the female wolf has had in two years. They lick her, and she wags her tail. A moment or two later, the alpha male spits up some of his meal and the pups trip over themselves to gobble down the warm musk ox meat. The wolves hunt every night, but they aren’t usually so successful.
A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn