Salutations to the garden dwellers!! I have your eighth opportunity for expressing poetically the voice of wildlife, (plant or animal), and this one calls for the expression of life in the savanna.
It seems this biome overlaps with some of the other ones that we’ve already explored because it is a transitional zone as mentioned below but that’s okay, I think. :)
Old words that smell of ancient libraries, “Classics Edition of the World Atlas-Hammond 1967,” declares: “The savanna, land of tall grass interspersed with trees, is a place of winter droughts and summer rainfall, the true jungle home of big-game animals.”
Wiki states this of the savanna ecoregion: “It is often believed that savannas feature widely spaced, scattered trees. However, in many savannas, tree densities are higher and trees are more regularly spaced than in forest. Savannas are also characterized by seasonal water availability, with the majority of rainfall confined to one season. Savannas are associated with several types of biomes. Savannas are frequently in a transitional zone between forest and desert or grassland. Savanna covers approximately 20% of the Earth's land area.”
demonstrating the high tree density and regular spacing characteristic of many savannas.)
Savanna ecoregions are of several different types: Tropical and subtropical savannas, Temperate savannas, Mediterranean savannas, Flooded savannas, and Montane savannas.
Some threats to the savanna are: Changes in fire management, Grazing and browsing animals, Tree clearing, Exotic plant species and Climate change, (you can read more about these on wiki site if you’d like to).
The savanna animals!!! (be sure to check copyright for the images).
Our long-necked friend, the giraffe...
(Via Wiki: Roland H. The endangered West African giraffe)
Awww...this guy is super cute!!!
Our head-burying and also long-necked,
long-legged bird pal, the ostrich!!
(Via Wiki: A. Kniesel head of an ostrich)
you could give this intriguing animal a voice...♥
(Via Wiki: PD-US author:F. York Quagga (Equus quagga quagga)
is an extinct sub-species of zebra. Mare, London, Regent's Park ZOO)
Okay, Toads, I hope this is fun for you all!
Fresh poems please and when you’re done writing and posting be sure to fill your poetic canteen and visit the words of your savanna-exploring blogging-friends that have linked as well!!
Warm smiles to you all! :)