Our biome has deciduous trees, prairie grasses, and flowers that create an intricate quilt of prairie known as the tallgrass aspen parkland. It is in the northwestern part of Minnesota. It is home to many animals and plants like Sandhill Cranes, elk, bears, aspen groves, and fields of big bluestem grass. It has windy prairies in the west and cold coniferous forests in the east. It is the smallest biome in Minnesota, but stretches across three provinces in Canada. Plants and animals have to adapt to harsh winds, extreme temperatures, and dry conditions.
The tall grass aspen parkland has a variety of producers. Some of them include big bluestem grass, cord grass, and tufted hair grass. It also has coniferous and deciduous forests.
White tail deer,moose,and bison are just one of the many consumers there. They usually graze on the grass lands, and they help to much spread of aspen groves. Coyotes and foxes usually hunt rodents. Black bears usually eat berries from the trees.
The harvest mouse is originally from Europe and Asia. It is usually found in fields that grow cereal crops like wheat and oats. Their fur is a reddish brown with white bellies and a tail with nothing on for camouflage.Their tails help them climb. An adult only weighs about 14 oz. It eats mainly seeds and insects, but sometimes they eat nectar and fruit.