Soil types, terrains, and climate are some of the things that caused biomes to form in our state. Biomes are part of the earth's surface that are divided by climate, soil types, and the kinds of plants and animals that live within them. Minnesota has four major biomes. These biomes greatly affect what can be grown in them. Something that can be grown easily in southwest Minnesota may not grow well in northeast Minnesota. The biomes and rainfall have a big impact on what grows best where in our state.
This biome is warmer than pinelands, but cooler and moister than prairies. Most land has been cleared for farms and towns. There are many broadleaf trees and some pines. Blocks of glacial ice dropped large boulders, and melted and formed lakes.