____________________All About Wetlands___________________
What is a Wetland?
A wetland a very wet biome that has many plants and animals. They mostly are in low lying areas where freshwater collects. With all the freshwater there, the soil is very saturated. Plants that can be found in a wetland are cattails, sedges, trees, and reeds. Frogs, snakes, salamanders, moose, beaver, and birds can be found in a wetland.
Swamps are the only wetland that has trees. That is how you can tell them from the other wetlands. Willows can grow well in swamps because of the wet environment. Swamps are homes to many plants and animals. They can have predatory animals such as alligators. Swamps are usually formed when the bank of a river has overflowed.
How They Can Help Us
They filter out pollutants and slowly release clean water and oxygen back into the ecosystem. We need them for the fresh water and oxygen they release. Also we need pollution to be gone. But we all know that probably won't happen. But why can't we try to get the air to the cleanest we can? Destroying wetlands are not helping our ecosystem much. We really could use some water here!
How We Can Help Them
Try to get involved in activities that can save wetlands. Or better yet, you can start your own group for saving wetlands. We need to think about where our water comes from some more and realize we don't have that much freshwater to drink here on Earth. Wetlands contain fresh ad filtered water. And here we go destroying them? Yeah. But we need to get people concerned about our water. And the places that don't really have any water too. We need to just get involved with the world. You can make a difference.