On the Tundra
On the Tundra explores the plants and animals that inhabit the bitter cold and harsh environment of the North American tundra. The life cycles and unique survival habits of tundra wildlife are introduced.
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animals from warmer Arctic Circle Arctic foxes Arctic lupin Arctic poppies Arctic willow birds and mammals Birds that spend breed burrows butterflies called calves are born chicks coat of fur courtship dance eider duck falcons FANTASTIC FACTS feathers feathery feet feed on tundra females flowering plants geese Golden eagles grizzly bears ground Gyrfalcons hairs that trap hares hatch heat herd hibernate hunt include mammals lay their eggs lemmings lichens grow long trip south Mammals grow marshes moisture moose Mosquito mosses muskox Muskoxen outer hair permafrost photosynthesize plants and animals plants and insects polar bears predators prey Ptarmigan Purple saxifrage Rodents small animals small mammals snow melts snowy landscape snowy owls southern tundra species spend winter spiders Summer visitors survive taiga treeless plains tundra animals tundra birds tundra in spring tundra plants tundra pools tundra wildlife visit the tundra wandering caribou warm-blooded warmer lands weasels white winter coat wolves young