How do they help us?
Wetlands help us in so many ways they help
-habitat for animals
-provide nutrients for plants and animals
-keep the world healthy!!!!!!
A swamp wetland is a place usually near rivers or overflowed banks. Swamps are home to many species like alligators or birds. A swamp is the only wetland where trees can grow.
This wetland is where water covers the surface with shallow water all year long. Since its covered in water all year long the only plants that grow here are reeds and cattails. This makes a dense thick reed bed so amphibians and many fish live.
A bog is another type of wetland. Bogs are where peat is formed. Plants that live in bogs have to be able to survive in a water logged environment. Waterlogged means full of water/saturated.
A fen wetland is where water is below the surface and soil. The water does not usually rise over the soil it normally keeps it damp. There are few birds in fens because there is little places for them to live. The plants there are more diverse. The dampness of the soil makes a wonderful home for species like amphibians.