Rain Forest In Wayanad
Rainforests cover about 6 % of the Earth’s surface and about 40% to 75% of all biotic species, including many exotic and beautiful flowers on the planet are aboriginal to these forests. Scientists consider that there may be millions of plants, insects and microorganisms yet to discover in tropical rainforests.
Wayanad , the evergreen forests is the most species rich eco region with eighty percent of the flowering plant species of the entire mountain range found here. The name Wayanad , translates to the land of paddy, visitors will stretches of paddy cultivation interspersed amidst the dense forest. The dense, mysterious, magical rainforests are the earth’s oldest living ecosystems that produce about a third of the planet’s oxygen.
The Wayanad forests In Northern Kerala mark the transition to the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests. The cool and moist climate, high rainfall and variety of microclimates brought about by differences in exposure supports lush and diverse forests.
Annual rainfall in these high rainfall areas ranges from 3,000 to 4,000 mm. High velocity winds are common during the south west monsoon and dry winds blow in March–April. High altitude regions experience severe cold. This place experiences a high relative humidity which goes even up to 95 per cent during the south west monsoon period.
Generally, the year is classified into four seasons, namely, cold weather, hot weather, south west monsoon and north east monsoon.
Flora: Moist deciduous forest consists of Maruthi, Karimaruthi, Rosewood, Venteak, Vengal, Chadachi, Mazhukanjiram, Bamboos, while the semi-evergreen patches comprises veteria indica, lagerstroemia, lanceolata, terminalia paniculata.
Fauna: Elephants, tigers, panthers, jungle cats, civet cats, monkeys, wild dogs, bisons, deer, bears, monitor lizards and a variety of snakes are seen.
Avian-Fauna: Peacocks, babblers, cuckoos, owls, woodpeckers, jungle fowls are a few of the various types of birds seen here.
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