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WETLANDS Zach Stone, Brandon Lindstrom, Gabe Dickerson, David Batchelor Zach Stone, Brandon Lindstrom, Gabe Dickerson, David Batchelor
Why Wetlands Are Important They provide a home for animals. Trees and shrubs that help produce oxygen are there. If wetlands were destroyed, the surrounding areas would end us losing the much needed food and oxygen that the wetlands provide.
What do we Know? Wetlands include animals, plants, and many trees There are many types of wetlands, such as swamps, marshes, bogs, and fens Wetlands such as swamps and bogs are being damaged by natural disasters and human interactions.
What do we Know? Wetlands store runoff and provide habitat for animals Development issues are causing animals to overcrowd other habitats.
Common development issues Fertilizers from farming,construction sites, and home owners Construction is killing off trees, plants and animals. Animals are being run out of their homes and forced to overcrowd other wetlands.
Types of Wetlands Swamps - Depends on nutrient-rich ground water derived from mineral soils. Great Dismal Swamp
Types of Wetlands Marshes - Permanently or periodically flooded sites characterized by nutrient-rich water. Located around beaches. Ex. – Kitty Hawk or Corolla
Types of Wetlands Bogs - Made by peat accumulation, usually dominated by moss. Bogs appear where the water at the ground surface is acidic. Bogs are generally formed by rain water
Types of Wetlands Fens - Made by peat accumulation; may be dominated by sedge, reed, shrub or forest. Fens are mostly fed by surface or groundwater.
Common Wetland Plants Bladderwort Cattails Algae
Common Wetland Plants Waterweed Duckweed Spike Rushes Bulrushes Water Lily Coontail
Common Wetland Animals Red-winged Blackbird Beaver Ducks Leopard Frog Red Fox Garter Snake
Common Wetland Animals Dragonfly Minnow Tadpole Whirligig Beetle Water Strider Snail