In the temperate woodland and shrubland biome, the annual amounts of precipitation ranges from 100 to 1,000 millimeters (8 to 39 inches). Most of this precipitation falls during the spring and winter months. The weather in this biome varies from very hot summer months to cool or mild winters.
Woodland and shrubland biomes are also referred to as chaparrals. Some areas of the world that have this biome type are California, Mexico, regions around the Mediterranean and certain areas of Australia.
This biome has a great diversity of animals and plants. For example there are over 48,000 species of vascular plants in this biome. Because there is little rain during hot summer months, this biome has many drought- resistant vegetation and plants that have adapted to these conditions.