Tuesday, 31 October 2017
The tundra is a cold, windy treeless environment known for it’s difficult living conditions. However there are a number of animals that have adapted in order to survive the harsh conditions of the tundra. These animals include Arctic fox, Arctic hare, caribou, snowy owl and polar bears.
Both the Arctic fox and hare are found in the tundra. The fox is found in the Arctic Circle which includes Canada, Russia, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia and Alaska. Similar to the fox the Arctic hare lives in the Arctic Circle as well as Greenland.
The fox and the hare share a diet based on what is available to them. The fox’s diet mainly consists of small mammals like lemmings and voles. However the hare eats buds, berries, twigs and mosses.
The fox and the hare are both naturally are adapted in a tundra environment. The Arctic fox has furry coat to keep it warm and a bushy tail so it can wrap itself in it’s tail to cover the foxes small body and short ears. The hare has strong hind legs and claws that they use to forage in the snow. The hares also have white fur which it sheds in Summer and turns brown. However, in Winter the hare has pure snowy white fur.
Both the Arctic fox and hare make shelters to survive the harsh conditions. The fox builds a den with multiple entrances and exits in case a predator attacks. However the Arctic hare forages in the snow in search for a burrow.
Even though both the Arctic hare and fox have successfully adapted to survive the harsh conditions of the tundra. We believe that the Arctic fox is better suited for this environment to not only survive but thrive. The fox has better adaptations and diet than the hare such as the fox has more food choices and their den is better to live in because of the multiple entrances. Some of the adaptations like the bushy tail to curl in and the furry coat help them to survive.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
The upset pony
Sunshine fell upon the Rainbow City as in the distance unicorns neighed. Hidden behind a maze of branches stood an enchanted castle. It was really easy to miss among the towering trees. The bamboo-brown forest was a leafy paradise. At sunset the dream dragons would fly up and spray magical dust all over the the town which would give everyone happy dreams.
Sophie and Ava were both playing when they went to check on their pet unicorns named Twinkle Dust and Silver Night. Sophie and Ava had magical necklaces which had a blue heart that contained fairy dust. They opened the latch and sprinkled the fairy dust on the heart. They could now understand the unicorns and the unicorns could understand them. They asked them if they wanted to play in the meadow.
The unicorns response was yes and soon they were playing happily outside when suddenly a pony with the colour fur of a cookie ran up and asked if she could play. The unicorns replied “No,we don't want to play with you, you’re not pretty, you are just a plain ugly horse”. The pony was upset and ran off and as she was leaving Sophie and Ava saw her and ran after her and yelled “Stop”.
The pony neighed “ Do you want to insult me too?, I know I’m plain and ugly”. Sophie and Ava were shocked at what they heard and asked her to tell them what was wrong. She told them what had happened. They both ran and asked the unicorns how could they be so mean. The unicorns replied “She’s just a pony and were unicorns so we don’t want to play with her”. Sophie said “ you were a pony too, before we put a spell on you and changed you”. The unicorns were offended at this and replied “Fine, keep her as your pet, were off” and with that the unicorns flew off in the distance. Almost at once, Sophie wished she hadn’t spoken.