Tundra

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The tundra is a subarctic biome characterized by a ground layer of grasses, mosses, and lichens, and a few perennials, but there are no trees. In tundra the ground is permanently frozen a few inches below the surface (permafrost). The snowshoe rabbit, arctic fox, and caribou are the most common animals found in the tundra.