The Grassland biome is a large, rolling terrain filled with grasses, flowers and herbs. Grassland biomes can be found in the middle lattitudes, in the interiors of continents. There are two types of grasslands tall- grass, which are humid and very wet, and short- grass, which are dry.
In the winter, grassland temperatures can be as low as -40* F and as high as 70*F in the summer. There are only two seasons in the grassland biome, that is growing and dormant seasons. In the growing season, there is a lack of frost and plants are able to grow. In the dormant season, it is too cold that no plant species is able to withstand.
The grassland biome experiences about 10- 30 inches of rainfall per year. The amount of rainfall varies due to the specific area, the amount is very important in determining which areas are grasslands because its hard for trees to compete with grasses where the upper layers of soil are moist during part of the year but dryer in the deeper part of the year.
The common types of plant species available in the grasslands are buffalo grass, sunflower, crazy weed, asters, blazing stars, coneflowers, goldenrods, clover and wild indigos. Some common type of animals are coyotes, eagles, bobcats, gray wolf, wild turkey, fly catcher, canadian geese, cricket, dung beetle, bison, and prarie chicken.