By Rebecca Hogue Wojahn
Welcome to the arctic tundra! As you hike alongside the frozen flooring of this chilly, dry area, the tundra could seem quiet and empty. however it is filled with lifestyles, within the spring whilst migrating lemmings munch on spring vegetation, or even within the wintry weather, whilst fur-coated wolves, foxes, and hares dart and prowl during the snow. summer time and iciness within the tundra, the quest is directly to locate food--and to prevent changing into anyone else's subsequent meal. All dwelling issues are attached to each other in a meals chain, from animal to animal, animal to plant, plant to insect, and bug to animal. What direction will you are taking to keep on with the meals chain in the course of 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 lots of extra in this who-eats-what event!
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Bits of algae from the lichen a and fungus nd moss . To see wha t the mosses and lichens of the tundra are like, Tu r n to paGe 24 . Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos) The female wolf jogs along with her pack. The musk ox herd has noticed them and is gathering together. The wolves circle around the herd, golden eyes gleaming and white fur glowing in the sun. They keep moving, pulling in closer, until the musk oxen panic and bolt. A wolf pack takes down a musk ox. 30 Then the alpha male, the pack’s leader, makes his move.
Rctic poppy. r A n a g n lo a g in rpilla inch other cate t an To see wha 8. r n t o p aGe 3 is up to, T u . . sandhill crane eggs left alone too long. To see what another crane is up to, Tur n to paGe 34 . . Arctic springtail springing up in front s of her. To see what another spring tail is up to, Tu rn to paGe 28 . . an Arctic wolf cub who had starved to death. To see what another wolf is up to, Tur n to paGe 30. . amphipods nibbling on dead leaves. To see what another amphipod is up to, Tur n to pag e 16.
A second one follows in a day or two. The cranes are good parents, taking turns warming the eggs and fighting off anything that comes too near. They successfully hatch both crane chicks. Two sandhill cranes guard their chicks. A flock of sandhill cranes takes off. But the crane parents don’t realize that a fox has come to visit. They are leading their newborn chicks to the water to let them explore. While they poke and jab at the soggy ground, the fox steals up behind them. Too late, the parents notice him and try to shoo him off.
A Tundra Food Chain: A Who-Eats-What Adventure in the Arctic by Rebecca Hogue Wojahn