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Georgraphic features

As you might have guessed, you will see mountains in the mountain habitat. The elevation is higher here, and it’s shaded by trees. These things make the temperature cooler.The terrain also makes it harder to get around. Some people live in the mountains, but it’s not highly populated. Can you think of some reasons why few people live in this region?


Tulip treeForests account for nearly 90 percent of the land cover in the Blue Ridge, a higher percentage than in any other region of the state. Examples of forest types found in the Blue Ridge include broadleaf deciduous cove forests on moist, cool north-facing slopes; stunted oak forests of ridges; and oak-hickory forests that comprise the bulk of the Appalachian slope forests. Shrub, grass, and heath balds, and hemlock and mixed oak-pine forests also in this region.

Other plants found here include azaleas, mountain laurel, wildflowers, and small shrubs. 


There are several animals in the mountain region. The black bear lives here. It can weight up to 500 pounds! Humans are the only predator of the black bear. They eat insect, plants, and smaller animals. Bears will hibernate in the winter to survive the cold mountain climate. Other mammals that live here include the wild boar, whitetail deer, fox, beaver, red squirrels  bats, bobcats, skunks, and woodchucks. 

Birds that live here include the grouse, turkey, woodpecker, nuthatch,  tanagers, thrushes, vireos and several specials of warblers. 

There are many species of amphibians and reptiles too. Snakes, salamanders, and turtles live in the mountain region.  

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