WETLANDAS

By Kyra sonnleitner

Why the Wetlands Are Important

wetlands are important for so many different ways. Lots of wild life lives in the wetlands mousses are one of the more popular animals in the wetland area. wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for animals and plants and many contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else.

Wildlife In the Wetlands

Theirs frogs that breed feed and hide from the hard winter weather in the water. Snakes that feed on the many other animals that make wetlands their home. Muskrats that feed on wetland plants and use them to build a home for sheltering their young. mousses are an other animal that lives in the wetlands.


Soft rush is one of the plants in the wetlands. This plant resembles black needlerush of saltwater marshes but it is not nearly as still of have the sharp tip. The branched infolrescence emerges from the stem witch stands one and a half to three feet tall. It flowers from June through August.



Cattails are one of the other plants that lives in the wetlands. Cattails can grow up to be 1 to 3 meters tall. Cattails are brown on the top and green on the bottom. cattails are one of plants in the wetlands. One way that you can save the catails in not cutting them down. Their fuzzy and look fun but each catail hold seeds for more catails.

Facts About the Wetlands

Their are 4 kinds of wetlands. In each wetlands their is different things in each one like them they have different plants and animals.Many wetlands serve as a reservoir for excessive rainfall to prevent flooding.Wetland biomes appear on every continent except Antarctica.It is common to find wetland biomes situated inside of another biome. For this reason, the wetland biome is often overlooked.Wetlands can be made of freshwater, saltwater, or a combination of the two.Wetland biomes typically remain humid and moist at all times making it the perfect home for many animals.There is more animal diversity in the wetland biome than any other biome type.Often times, people mistake wetlands for something harmful or nonessential. They refer to them as swamplands or wastelands and aim to destroy them.There are many different animals that live in wetland biomes, but one can generally expect to see amphibians, birds and many different insects there.Some birds remain at a particular wetland all year long while other birds migrate from wetland to wetland.Wetlands serve as a filter that purifies or cleans surface water.Some wetlands are referred to as seasonal, meaning they typically form in the fall and winter but are totally dried out during the summer.A swamp is a wetland that contains trees like a forest. There are many swamps located in Florida such as the Everglades.Wetland biomes are responsible for keeping rivers at a normal level. They hold water and then release it to the river as needed.

why are wetlands important

wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for animals and plants and many contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else. The habitats the wetland provides are for the birds and fish,frogs,snakes,bevers and plants and many more animals and plants. we will also would not have clean water. Most of the wetlands have many trees some not so many. The wetlands the do have trees give out loots of oxagin for the animals and us.

what are wetlands

Wetland sare low-lying areas of land covered by water long enough to support aquatic plants and wildlife for part of their life cycle.


There are many different kinds of wetlands and many ways to categorize them. Common names for wetlands include marshes, estuaries, mangroves, mudflats, mires, ponds, fens, swamps, deltas, coral reefs, billabongs, lagoons, shallow seas, bogs, lakes, and floodplains, to name just a few!

Often found alongside waterways and in floodplains, wetlands vary widely due to differences in soil, topography, climate, water chemistry, and vegetation. Large wetland areas may also be comprised of several smaller wetland types.

Wetland habitats serve essential functions in an ecosystem, including acting as water filters, providing flood and erosion control, and furnishing food and homes for fish and wildlife. They do more than sustain plants and animals in the watershed, however. Many wetlands are not wet year-round because water levels change with the seasons. During periods of excessive rain, wetlands absorb and slow floodwaters, which helps to alleviate property damage and may even save lives.

Wetlands also absorb excess nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants before they reach rivers, lakes, and other waterbodies. They are also great spots for fishing, canoeing, hiking, and bird-watching, and are enjoyable outdoor "classrooms" for people of all ages.

Different parts of a wetland

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The upland habitat is where all the trees are and animals that don't like the water live. It is where the big trees are. The riparian area is very green and it connects the aquatic zone to the upland habitat.