Comparing Habitats Rain Forest Green plants Lots of different kinds of plants Big plants (like trees) Lots of rain- 300cm/year Warm year round- 28 degrees The warm, wet weather is ideal for plants. Birds have claws for grasping tree branches- most birds live in the trees. Monkey has tail and arms to move from tree to tree easily Polar Ice Mostly ice Floating ice around continent During winter more sea ice Cold year round o -56 degrees in winter Summer- Sun up 24/7 Winter- dark 24/7 Lots of winter storms Most life lives around the water Animals have ways to keep warmantifreeze in blood, blubber, warm fur etc. Prairie Yellow plants Mostly grass Small plants Not much rain 71cm/year Warm in summer and cold in winter. Birds live in grass on the groundwell camouflaged and feet for walking not grasping branches. Coyote sheds some fur in summer and grows it back in winter. Salt Water Marshes Very wet during rainy season, dry during dry season Area floods every year Warm year round Water evaporates during dry season o Animals crowd around little water that is left. o Lots of mud around water o Animals have adapted to move on top of mud Plants and animals have adapted to surviving months with lots of water and months with very little water.