THE GEORGIA PIEDMONT By: Lauren, Jae ‘Son, Trenton, Kyle, Kunal, Ron, Lakyla The Piedmont and it’s Minerals The Piedmont region consists a variety of crystals including igneous, quartz, and gemstone. Piedmont has great minerals like Mica witch is used for tires, paint, and wall paste .Did you know that people mine granite? Plants and Trees of the Piedmont There are more than 200 different types of plants in the Piedmont like the Loblolly Pine, Black Walnuts, Hickory, Dogwood, and also Sweet Gum. Piedmont also has different kinds of flowers like the azalea, wisteria, and the black eyed susan. Does the Piedmont Have Animals and Birds? Yes, the Piedmont has many animals and bird including the Cotton Rabbit, Bald Eagle, Horned Owl, Raccoon, Opossum, Squirrels, Canadian Goose, Wood Pecker, Cardinal, Blue Jay, and the Brown Thrasher. Where is it Located? The Piedmont is between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Costal Plains. It’s known for weathered and nutrient poor soil. It is the second largest region in Georgia. It does not snow a lot here. Rivers in the Piedmont There are many kinds of rivers in the Piedmont. Some of them are the Chattahoochee, Etowah, Apalachee, and Oconee River. Changes of Our Environment A fire causes lots of changes. It can destroy many things. A few things it can cause is pollution. Pollution is when fire and smoke burn everything around it. Pollution can also extinct many animals. Fun Places in the Piedmont Do you sometimes think it’s boring on the weekend? Just join the fun places in the Piedmont like Six Flags, White Waters, Snow Mountain, Stone Mountain, Aquarium, and the World of Coke. Fun Facts Piedmont means “Foot of mountains” A baby robin fell into a backyard and a family took care of it until it could fly. Did you know that coyotes make dens near humans? There are 200 kinds of trees , plants , and grasses that are native to the piedmont. Kainite is used on space shuttles. Pyrite is sometimes used for making paper. Granite is used to make jewelry. Climates in the Region Sometimes in the Piedmont it occupies nearly one-third of the whole land area in the state. It enjoys a variable climate with cool winters(57 Fahrenheit on average) and hot summers (89 Fahrenheit). Endangered Animals and Plants The bald eagle is one of the endangered animals in the Piedmont. The quail is also one of the endangered animals. And how could we forget about the salamander! And last but not least the woodpecker. The Diets Opossums and raccoon sense there food. They will eat anything they find. Owls hunt other animals and have them as food. They count on their sharp hearing and there great smell and eyesight to locate food. Soil in the region Species naturally occurring in the piedmont region(indigenous). Not all Georgia soils are red. The state is well known for its abundance of "Georgia Red clay”. Indigenous mean originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country.