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1: November 7, 2011 | By Sean Burns

2: Wetlands are areas saturated by surface or ground water. Some common names for wetlands are; marsh, swamp, bog, and other similar areas. | What are Wetlands?

4: Wetlands from by having excessive amount of water and plant that flourish and grow in these environments, including cattail.

7: 2.Some physical characteristics of wetlands is that there are marshes. There are two types of marshes tidal, and non-tidal. Tidal marshes are characterized by emergent soft stemmed plantation that have adapted to saturated soil. Non-tidal marshes are shallow water along boundaries of lakes and ponds. There are also swamps. There are two types of swamps forested swamp, and shrub swamp. Forested swamps saturated with flood water from near-by rivers and streams covered with trees. Shrub swamps are found near slow moving streams and floodplains that are covered by shrubs. Wetlands also include bogs. There are two types of bogs northern bog and pocosins. Northern bogs usually have low temperatures and short growing season. Pocosins are found on the Atlantic coast, where evergreen shrubs and trees cover the biggest portion of the land. Lastly the wetlands have fens. Fens are peat-forming that receive nutrients other than precipitation. | What are some physical characteristics of Wetlands?

8: Frogs | Some plants and animals that live in wetlands are Cattails, Pickerelweed, Skunk Cabbage, Frog, Mink, and Otters. | What are some plants and animals that live in the wetlands?

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  • Wetlands are important because they provide a important habitat for a wide variety for plants and animals.
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