View up into the canopy of sequoia redwoods

Coniferous forest

The coniferous forests of temperate regions undergo warm summers and cool winters, unlike their tropical counterparts. The species aren't exclusively conifers, there are usually a few broadleaf varieties too. Giant trees – the redwoods of the Americas, the mountain ash of Australia and the kauri of New Zealand – are often a feature, particularly where there is higher rainfall. Britain, perhaps surprisingly for its cold, rainy reputation, doesn't have the climate to support these giant trees.

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What lives here?

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles

Amphibians

Insects

Arachnids

Snails and slugs

Where you find Coniferous forest

Map showing the location of the Coniferous forest habitat

Behaviours

Useful behaviours for this habitat

Ecozones

Ecozones where this habitat is found

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