BC: Virginia's 5 regions 4 ecosystems and more. by: Yousef Auer.
FC: Virginia's regions ecosystems and more
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2: Coastal Plain The Coastal Plain is the region next to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Chesapeake Bay got its name because the Atlantic Oceans tides come in the Chesapeaske bay and Virginia’s rivers. People who work in the coastal plain usually work on water. They catch fish, crabs and more sea creatures or they make or repair boats.
3: Other people travel to this region come to have fun at the Virginia Beach and sail in the Chesapeake Bay. A lot of crops grow in the Coastal Plain like corn and peanuts. There are four peninsulas in the Coastal Plain. The part of Virginia called the Eastern Shore is one of the four peninsulas. The other peninsulas are in the main land.
4: Piedmont The Piedmont region is where most of Virginia’s population lives. It is between the Coastal Plain and the Blue Ridge Mountains Falls Church, Mclean, Richmond and Williamsburg are in Piedmont. The Potomac River is also in the Piedmont region.
5: The Piedmont region is on the west of the fall line the fall line is where the land is not straight but hilly. Piedmont is a French word meaning foot of the mountain. The Piedmont region is higher than the Coastal Plain. If you go on any river in the Coastal plain you will hit water falls.
6: Blue Ridge Mountains The Blue Ridge Mountains are in between the Valley and Ridge and Piedmont. The Blue Ridge Mountains are very old mountains. Starting thin in the north then it thickens its way down to the south. The Blue Ridge Mountains actually ends in North Carolina.
7: The highest point in Virginia is found in these Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains got its name because when you look at it from far away it looks blue. Timber is found a lot there it’s a big natural resource in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
8: Valley and Ridge The Valley and Ridge are between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Plateau. This region is famous for apples. It has narrow and long ridges. Most Ridges are three to four thousand feet the Valley and Ridge has a lot of mountains.
9: There is a Valley made up of many smaller valleys called the Great Valley. The most beautiful Valley is the Shenandoah Valley. There are seven tall natural towers called the Natural Chimneys.
10: The Appalachian plateau The Appalachian is next the Valley and Ridge. It is the smallest region of Virginia. Only a small part of the Appalachian plateau is in Virginia.
11: This Region is 2,000 feet above sea level. The Appalachian is covered with forests and valuable corn fields.
12: Forests There are three are types of forests Deciduous, Tropical and Coniferous Virginia mostly has deciduous forests. Deciduous means to fall off. Witch is what leaves do. If the leaves don’t fall of they will freeze. Deciduous get 80-200 cm of rain and snow per year. Deciduous forests don’t have as many plants and animals as the Rainforest do. But many birds migrate there.
13: Freshwater Rivers, lakes and ponds are all are all in the freshwater ecosystem. A lot of our drinking water comes from lakes. When people pollute the water it harms the freshwater ecosystem and we drink that water to survive.
14: Caves and caverns There are about 3,000natural caves in Virginia. What animals like caves? There are insects, salamanders and packrats. These animals don’t see well because they live in the dark. Bats come here too.
15: Beaches and Wetlands Wetlands are good for Virginia. They help keep water levels when there is a lot of rain or melting snow. By soaking up the water they stop flooding or melting snow. Our wetlands are beaches the Chesapeake Bay and swamps. The wetlands are homes to birds, fish and rare animals. The Great Dismal Swamp is home to snakes, turtles, lizards, birds, bats, raccoons, foxes, deer, black beers and many kinds of fish.
16: How we can take better care of them We can take better care of them by not using up to much of the Natural recourses for example not to take long showers and while brushing your teeth to close the tap that way we don’t run out of them. | The Importance of Our Natural Recourses Virginia’s Natural Recourses are very important we need water to drink, fertile soil to plant crops, minerals like coal we need to make electricity and we need timber to build houses.
17: Water Water is a very important natural recourse without having water plants will die and cows eat plants and if they don’t eat they will die and eventually we’ll die. So water is a very important natural recourse.