Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Contrast and Compare Paragraph on the Differences between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians

The Rockies and the Appalachians are both mountains, yet they have many differences. Such as, the Rockies are on the Pacific coast, ranging from British Columbia, Canada to New Mexico, U.S., while the Appalachians are in the Eastern Region, stretching from Newfoundland, an island of the coast of Canada, to northern Alabama, in the U.S.. Although the flora is of difference, the fauna contrasts noticeably. Located in the Appalachians, live many animals, including - bears, cougars, tree squirrels, rabbits, deer, wolf, moose, elk, fox, skunk, raccoon and boars. Birdwise, there are woodchucks, hawks, owls, doves, ducks and wild turkey. Also, the Common Garter Snake, the Copperhead, Black Rat Snake, the Timber Rattler, and the

poisonous Pit Viper. The streams and rivers are abundant with fish. In the Rockies, however, due to the harsh climate, there are limited species. Bears, Cougars, lynx, snow-hare, American Marten, squirrels and a few birds - the Mountain Chickadee, Steller's jay, owls, Nut Hatches and finches. Both area's woods include firs, spruces, oaks, herbs, monk pines. The climates are harsh; frost is not unexpected even in the summer. Thunderstorms occur often, and hurricanes, although uncommon, can happen. Lastly the Rockies are taller and sharper than the Appalachians, which are older and have been wore down by erosion. Although they are similar, they both have their differences.

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