A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. Terrestrial biomes are typically defined by their climate and dominant vegetation. They include grassland, tundra, desert, rainforest, and deciduous and taiga.
temperate deciduous forest
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Located on all continents in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Tennessee is located in the Temperate Deciduous Forest.
Temperate - is a region with mild temperatures (but some relate it to have seasons)
Decidous - shedding of leaves
Following rainforests, temperate deciduous forests are the second-rainiest biome. The average yearly precipitation is 30 - 60 inches. This precipitation falls throughout the year, but in the winter it falls as snow.
The average temperature in temperate deciduous forests is 50°F. Summers are mild, and average about 70°F, while winter temperatures are often well below freezing.