S: Virginia's regions ecosystems, and more
FC: Virginia's regions, ecosystems,and more By: Kayla Simpson
1: The Coastal Plain is next to water. Many people work as fisherman on this region. Others work as farmers growing plants like corn, wheat, soybeans, tobacco, and peanuts. But some people just like to play at Virginia beach.
2: Piedmont The word Piedmont means “foot of the mountain”. The region is good for farming. The farmers here grow apples, peaches, and hay. But in the southern part farmers grow tobacco, peanuts, and cotton. The farmers also raise cows and turkeys. They use the animals for meat and eggs.
3: The Blue Ridge Mountains go from Pennsylvania to Georgia. It has the highest mountain in Virginia. Just like the other regions they also farm. They raise corn, rye, potatoes, and hay. Hogs, chicken, and cattle are on the farm.
4: The Valley and Ridge has some very rich land. It is known for their apples. They sell applesauce and apple cider. The Valley and Ridge of course has many beautiful valleys the biggest one is the Shenandoah Valley. In Indian it means “daughter of the stars”.
5: The Appalachian Plateau is our smallest region. It also has our smallest city. It’s called Norton. The Appalachian Plateau has a lot of minerals in the earth that are important in electricity and a lot more. They also grow tobacco in this region.
6: Forests are covered with trees, wild flowers, grass, and much more wildlife. Usually squirrels and birds live in the forests in Virginia. Also some bears may live in them. Forests use to be everywhere in Virginia. Though there still are a lot of forests in Virginia there was a lot more back then.
7: There are many rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds but they come around to being freshwater. Many people fish in the lakes and ponds in Virginia. Along time ago many people fished for food. Some people use ponds for drinking water.
8: There are over 3,000 natural caves in Virginia! Animals live in them too. Types of animals that live in here are beetles, flatworms, salamanders, and spiders live in them. Bats and bears live in them too, but they don’t live in them all the time.
9: Wetlands are helpful for keeping water levels steady. They are also good for plants and animals such as many snakes, fish, birds, turtles, and much more. They also absorb water to prevent flooding. Beaches are good for Virginia too. They act as deltas for rivers. They also have fish.
10: The natural resources are very important in Virginia. Water is because we use it to water our plants and so we stay hydrated. Soil because it helps us grow plants for us to breath, for our animals to eat, and for us to eat. Minerals help us to make salt, sand, and clay. Timber helps us with building houses and warming our houses with the wood.
11: Soil is very important to Virginia. It’s something that holds plants into place. It also helps it grow. The plants help us breath and provide food for us and animals. Soil is good for worms to live. The worms also help the soil in return by eating the bad stuff in the soil.