S: Hannah D.
FC: Virginia's Regions, Natural Ecosystems, and Natural Resources By Hannah Dunie
1: The Regions
2: Coastal Plain The Coastal Plain is located 76 through 77.3 longitude and it is near water. This region has a lot of people who travel there or work there.
3: Piedmont The name Piedmont comes from the phrase “foot of the mountain.” This region is good for farming. Farmers grow crops like hay, wheat, apples, corn, soy beans, and last but not least peaches. Animals are important too. When Piedmont's people sell their animals they get a lot of money. Piedmont is located near mountains.
4: Blue Ridge Mountains This region is located in mostly mountains very high up. In some parts of this region people grow potatoes, wheat, hay, corn and rye. They get money by selling their animals. The animals they sell are chickens, hogs, and cattle.
5: Valley and ridge Valley and Ridge has some of the most fertile land. That means it has some of the best land for growing food. This region has over 10 valleys. They grow a lot of apples.
6: The Appalachian Plateau is the smallest region we have. The Appalachian Mountains is a huge mountain range. Part of the Appalachian Plateau is the Appalachian Mountains. It is located with a lot of mountains that have a lot of rocks.
7: The Natural Ecosystems
8: Forests A long time ago forests covered Virginia. We don't have as many today because the Native Americans used the trees to build homes. That means animals are loosing their habitats.
9: Freshwater Ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and creeks all belonged to the Freshwater ecosystem. Animals and plants that come from different regions harm our Freshwater ecosystem by polluting them.
10: Caves and Caverns Some animals live in caves and caverns. The animals are flatworms, spiders, beetles, millipedes, pack rats, and salamanders. Some caves have cave bears and bates that visit caves but don't live there.
11: Beaches and Wetlands When there is heavy rain or melting snow wetlands and beaches help prevent flooding. Rare animals fish and birds live in beaches and wetlands.
12: Natural Resources
13: Our Natural resources are important to us because if we did not have them we would not be able to do anything. For example if we didn't have timber we could not breath and if we did not have any other resources we would be dead. We can take better care of our resources by not using them as much and by listening to mother nature. For example if we use less minerals and timber we could have longer and better lives.
14: I like soil because we can grow food in it. I also like it because we grow timber in it that allows us to build houses.I believe that soil is the most important natural resource.