One if the abiotic factors in the
Precipitation is another abiotic factor. The precipitation is how much it rains, snows, and basically every other form of water.
A) Temperature can affect the animals that live there because the animals’ adaptations basically say where they are going to live. If the animal doesn’t have fur it will not live in cold weather. The
The temperature can affect a squirrel because if it is too cold of course, it doesn't have enough fur to survive. The precipitation can affect a bird. If there is a drought and that plant the bird eats died, the bird will die as well.
The precipitation is fairly average. It doesn't rain too much, but it does rain a little bit. The temperature is cold, in the 30-40 degrees area. It is like that mainly year round.
The Virginia opossum lives in the Monongahela National Forest. They can be found near trees and mainly eating berries, insects, small reptiles, and small amphibians. If they were not in the ecosystem there would be more insects and frogs and less bobcats, raccoons, and bears if they die of starvation.
The red fox also lives in the Monongahela National Forest. They dig burrows in sandy hillsides. It is mainly a carnivore. It eats rodents, frogs, and some berries. Without it there would be no burrows on hillsides and be more rodents and invertebrates. There could possibly be less bears and bobcats if they die of starvation.
The Virginia opossum has been found in the Monongahela National Forest. This animal originated from the Algonquian word “wapathemwa” which means white animal. The possum is the family of marsupials. The oppusum has been around for 70 million yearsand have been in that area since 1912. The possum is not an invasive species, so it is native.