By Christopher Preciado Garson Funes Yadira Lopez Ivania Cornejo CHAPARRAL’S MAP JAVALINA The Javalina or collared peccary is a pig like mammal that live in deserts dry woodlands and chaparral in the South Western USA and Mexico. BUTTERFLY The zebra swallowtail butterfly is a common butterfly with distinctive black and white markings. COYOTE TUATARA The tuatara is an reptile that lives on islands off the coast of New Zealand. Coyotes live in many kinds ecosystems, including Chaparral. They hunt small prey, like rabbits and burrow in dens to withstand heat as well as cold. COMMON SAGEBRUSH The sagebrush is a perennial shrub with straight , stiff stems. Sagebrush can grow to be 2 to 12 feet tall. BLUE OAK The blue oak is native to the state of California on the western coast of North America. FAIRY DUSTER The Fairy Duster has pink orange puff balls that can be up to 2 inches in diameter. FRENCH BROOM French broom is found in the Pacific North and Northern Canada on the America continent. GOATS The goat is a hoofed mammal that lives in mountains regions of south western North America and Europe. ROADRUNNER The roadrunner or ground cuckoo a bird that lives in thorny scrub, space grassland and desert of Mexico and the South Waster USA. WATER CYCLE PHOSPHORUS CYCLE CABON CYCLE The ChAPARRAL Biome’s CLimATe is hot and dry and is found in southern California and is on the west side of Africa. The herbivores that live there eat grass, like the tuatara lizard and jackrabbit. The plants that are found in the chaparral have small waxy (hard) leaves to maintain their water, and are adapted to seasonal fires; in other words, their seeds germinate only after a fire has opened them. Problems in the Chaparral Biome The chaparral biome has many problems. Lumberjacks are cutting down trees and destroying the vegetation. Humans kill animals in the chaparral, which disrupts the food chain. The most devastating problem is wild fires. These wildfires happen often to the land, or are started by humans. In nature some plants need fire to survive in the chaparral, which helps them grow.