By Kyra sonnleitner
Why the Wetlands Are Important
Wildlife 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
why are wetlands important
what are wetlands
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.