BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss
FC: WETLANDS | By Elizabeth Barbee
1: by Elizabeth Barbee November 7, 2011 Jay M. Robinson High School EES - Mrs. Knight | WETLANDS
2: SWAMPS Shrub swamps Mangrove swamps Forested swamps Bottomland Hardwood swamps MARSHES Non-Tidal marshes Tidal marshes FENS BOGS | Wetlands are....
3: Tidal Marshes have the Clapper Rail(right) and the Great Egret(below). | They also have smooth cordgrass(below) and spike grass(below left).
4: Non-tidal marshes have otters(right), and minks(below). | Non-tidal marshes also are habitats for Pickerelweed(below left), and lily pads(below right).
5: Mangrove swamps have oysters(above) and barnacles(right). | Mangrove swamps have white mangroves (below) and red mangroves(left).
6: Wood ducks(below), and river otters(right), are found in Forested swamps. | The Pin Oak(below left) and the Overcup Oak(above left) are also found in the Forested swamps.
7: The Gum tree(left) and the Bald Cypress(below) are in the Bottomland Hardwood swamps. | The Pileated woodpecker(below left) and the Water Tupelo(bottom right) are also found in Bottomland Hardwood swamps.
8: Button bushes(bottom left) and swamp roses(bottom right) are in Shrub swamps. | Willows(right) and Dogwoods(below) are in Shrub swamps.
9: Bogs are filled with Eastern Mud Salamanders(left), and bogs supply land for black bears(below). | Zenobia(above) and the Northern Pitcher Plant(right) are found in Bogs.
10: Fens have Snowy Lady Slippers(left), and wildflowers(below). | Fens also have Snow Shoe Hares(below right), and Cottontail Rabbits(below left).
11: These Are The Moments I Live For | Fens are a lot like bogs, but they aren't as acidic so they have more diverse animal and plant life. | What are the physical characteristics of wetlands? | Marshes are characterized by soft-stemmed plants that are use to saturated soil conditions. Marshes can be fresh water or salt water. | Bogs are easily characterized because of their acidic water, spongy peat deposits, and a thick carpet of moss covering the floor. | Swamps are characterized by a saturated soil during the growing season, and standing water during other times of the year.
12: How Do Wetlands Form? | Marshes receive their water from surface water, but most are fed by groundwater. | Bogs can form either as moss growing over a lake (or pond) and slowly fill it, or as moss blankets dry land and prevent water from leaving the surface.
13: Why Are Wetlands Important? | Wetlands provide numerous beneficial services for people, fish, and wildlife. | They improve water quality, provide habitats for fish and wildlife(and vegetation), store floodwaters, and maintain surface water flow during dry periods.