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S: Wetland Abby Tucker

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1: Wetlands Abby Tucker November 7th, 2011 Jay M. Robinson High School EES-Mrs. Knight

2: Wetlands are low-lying ecosystems that are flooded with water and exist close to the surface. The vegetation of the wetland has, over the years, adapted to the flooding conditions. | So What Are Wetlands?

3: The 4 types of Wetlands? Swamps, marshes, bogs, and fins are the 4 types of wetlands.

5: Swamps are forested or shrub-dominated wetlands and swamps also provides habitat for numerous species of organisims and plants. | Swamps

6: The two plants I picked for the swamps are the eastern white cedar and the red maple. The eastern white cedar (A) flourish in the southeastern parts of America. and American Elm(B) dominates in the northern wetlands. | Plants of the Swamps | (A) | (B)

7: Animals in the Wetlands | The Pileated Woodpeckerlives in the southeastern wetlands. | The southern wetlands are home to the Wood Duck..

8: Marshes | There are two types of Marshes, Tidal marshes and intertidal marshes. A Marsh is a wetland where the vegetation is by tall grass-like plants. There can be extremely large marshes or small ones around lakes and ponds.

9: This is a salt marsh. If you look closely you can see boats in the background trying to get through the marsh so the boat can deliver goods.

10: Cattails | Water Lily | Marshes: Plants

11: Great Blue Herron | Otter | Marshes: Animals

12: BOGS

13: Spongy deposits, acidic waters, and a floor covered by a thick carpet of sphagnum moss are good characteristics of Bogs. | A bog is simple just a area of soft, naturally flooded ground that houses many organisms and plants.

14: The Bog wetlands consist of many different plants but two of them are, Sphagnum moss(above) or the starflower(right). | BOG Plants

15: BOG Animals | Dragonflys and mooses can be seen in a Bog.

16: Fens have less acidic waters, collect water from precipitation, and have higher nutrient levels than bogs.

17: FENS | A Fen is a low and marshy, frequently flooded area of land.

18: Rush (top) and sedge(left) are good vegetation examples that grow in the Fens. | Fens Plants

19: Common animals in the Fens include the Monarch Butterflies and the Spring Peeper Frog. | Fens Animals

21: How do wetlands form? | Wetlands formations are caused by excessive flooding and growth of plants that flourish in a certain area.

22: Wetland examples in the United States | The Everglades in the State of Florida is a large example of a Marsh. | Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, northern California

23: Why are wetlands important? Wetlands are important because they provide nutrients and a habitat to organisms and plants. They also protect and improve water quality for the wildlife.

24: Most people in our society today just want to make money! Business men will do anything to make money. This includes destroying the environment. The wetlands are bring filled in and drained just for agricultural, industrial, and urbanization purposes. Wetlands are slowly disappearing due to selfish Citizens!

25: The wildlife of the wetlands are confused because Many people are taking away their habitat and the wildlife will have nowhere to go. Many commercial fishers may fish in these wetlands and if the wetlands keep disappearing they will lose a lot of money. | The effects of the disappearing wetlands

26: Three effects that will kill the wetlands are for agricultural, industrial, and urbanization purposes.

27: Organizations all over the world are trying to restore the wetlands. The members of the organizations renew natural and historical wetlands to reclaim their basic ecosystem. | What is being done to stop the destruction of the wetlands? | Organizations all over the world are trying to restore the wetlands. The members of the organizations renew natural and historical wetlands to reclaim their basic ecosystem .

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  • Why are wetlands important? Wetlands are important because they provide nutrients and a habitat to organisms and plants. They also protect and improve water quality for the wildlife.
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