By Nancy F. Castaldo
This task consultant introduces childrens to the wild and infrequently misunderstood atmosphere of the barren region and the folks and cultures that thrive in and round them. details is incorporated on every kind of deserts—hot and dry, coastal, semiarid, and polar. young children study what defines a desolate tract and the inventive methods vegetation and animals have tailored to outlive in harsh desolate tract environments. additionally mentioned are city sprawl and its results on wasteland habitats and the way childrens may also help shield this gentle surroundings by means of holding power and decreasing intake of petroleum-based items. attractive actions contain drawing a petroglyph, creating a coral snake bracelet, frying prickly pears, undertaking a gerbil research, and making sand paintings.
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Trim the fringe to an even length and you’re done! If you used alpaca or llama yarn, feel how soft your finished belt is. See if you can compare it to something made of wool. Coquena and the Vicuña In South American folklore, Coquena is the god who protects the vicuña. He is said to be a little man dressed in white who shepherds large herds of vicuña and punishes those who hurt them. Vicuña Patagonia’s Other Residents Camels are among the few animals able to survive in the Patagonian Desert. There are also some small animals that live mostly underground, like the tuco-tuco, which eats roots and grasses.
First of all, camels don’t sweat like many other animals. They are able to raise and lower their body temperatures so that the temperature of the desert air is not much different than their own body temperatures, which reduces the need to sweat. This allows camels to hold more fluids in their bodies. Like some other desert animals, they don’t urinate much, either. Their noses are designed so that the moisture in their breath is absorbed by their nose before it even hits the outside air. When camels NNNNNNNNNNNNNNN Desert Discovery You’ve probably seen pictures of both one-humped camels and two-humped camels.
In Patagonia, man has contributed to this desert’s growth by letting goats and sheep eat away most of the vegetation and by cutting down bushes for firewood. Llama Mama Weaving We saw that many, many years ago there were camels living in North America. There are still members of the camel family living in South America. The “camels of the clouds,” as they are often called in this mountainous region, are the vicuña, llama, alpaca, and guanaco. 9 m) tall. Alpacas and llamas are the two members of the South American camel family that were domesticated; in other words, they were trained and bred to work for man.