Most of North America looked like the Taiga this week. Taiga is a Russian word that has its origins in Turkic or Mongolic languages. Most of us probably know it as the boreal forest or snow forest. This is the forest that borders the tundra in Russia. In North America, this forest is in Canada and Alaska. The Taiga is a unique biome characterized by coniferous forests. These forests typically consist of pine, spruce, and larch trees. The taiga is the world’s second-largest land biome, according to Wikipedia.
If you want to learn more about this vast and unusual forest check out the Taiga Honor.