Freshwater Marshes

Jessica Nidhan and Sierra Petrin

INtroduction

Freshwater marshes are usually low-lying, open areas located near creeks, streams, rivers and lakes, where water flows into the marsh. Marshes are especially common at the mouths of rivers. Everglades is one of the most popular, well known, largest contiguous freshwater marsh in the entire world.. There is so many wonderful, beautiful living things out here in this freshwater marsh. And want to hear something very cool and interesting? Everglades also has a National Park! Here is where you can see most of the animals close up and maybe actually interact with a few of them! There are all sorts of other activities you can do at this freshwater marsh. You may be able to watch alligators wrestling, talking birds, outstanding things you can do here out in the wild and see that you thought you most likely couldn't. So maybe stop by, check on the animals and visit them with your family one day. It will be an outstanding experience! You will be shocked to see how beautiful, amazing mother nature is and the animals


The average temperature in the Everglades in the Winter is high 77°f Low 53°f

The average temperature in the Everglades in the Summer is high 87°f Low 67°f


You may think that there is never hurricanes in the everglades because since it's in Florida, Florida doesn't really have that many hurricanes. But guess what, the Everglades has a hurricane season! The season and time hurricanes usually happen in the Everglades is May 1 through November 15.


Wonder how many acres the Everglades is?

1,296,500 acres !!!!!!

The Everglades has many endangered species. These species are also well known to live in this freshwater marsh.

  • Alligator
  • American Crocodile
  • Florida Panther
  • Red- Cockaded Woodpecker
  • Seaside Sparrow
  • Snail Kite ( most endangered after the Florida Panther )
  • West Indian Manatee
  • Woodstork

Everglades Location

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Food Web

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Abiotic Factors

Abiotic factors are non-living factors such as fires and hurricanes that influence ecosystem dynamics in the estuarine ecotones. Combined with long-term climate change, fires and hurricanes will have significant impacts on the landscape. These disturbances can alter species composition and abundances either directly by removing trees and promoting species that are more resistant to perturbations, or indirectly by changing the availability of nutrients.

Biotic Factors

Biotic factors are living things. That help the ecosystem. These are some biotic factors of this ecosystem.


  • American Alligator
  • American Coot
  • American Crocodile
  • Bladderwort
  • Buttonbush
  • Canvasback Duck
  • Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
  • Cattail
  • Fire Flag
  • Florida Green Water Snake
  • Florida Sandhill Crane
  • Leopard Frog
  • Osprey
  • Pickerelweed
  • Pig Frog
  • Red WInged Blackbird
  • Wax Myrtle
  • White Ibis
  • Woodstork
  • Red mangroves

Animals of the Everglades

What are the animals of the Everglades?

These animals that are located in this freshwater marshes ( Everglades )

They are very important to the Everglades. And always very well known and seen in this certain area.

Everglade reptiles

What are the reptiles of the Everglades?

A Reptile is a cold-blooded vertebrate of a class that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. They are distinguished by having a dry scaly skin, and typically laying soft-shelled eggs on land.


Examples~

  • American Alligator
  • American Crocodile
  • Eastern Indigo Snake
  • Sea Turtles
  • Etc ...

Everglade Mammals

What are the Everglades Mammals?

Mammals are a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles and birds by the possession of hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and a neocortex. There are many mammals in the Everglades.


Examples:


  • Marsh Rabbit
  • Florida Panther
  • West Indian Manatee
  • Raccoons
  • Gray Fox
  • Etc ...

Everglade Birds

What are the everglade birds?

Birds are feathered, winged, two-legged, warm-blooded, egg-laying vertebrates. Birds are characterised by feathers, a beak with no teeth, the laying of hard-shelled eggs.There is all sorts of different species of birds in the Everglades.


Examples:

  • Osprey
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • Etc ...

Everglade fishes

What are the fishes of the everglades?

A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. There may be fishes in the Everglades that you might be catching in your local lake or pond.


Example:


  • The Bluegill
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Channel Catfish
  • Great Barracuda
  • Everglades Pygmy Sunfish
  • The Mosquito fish
  • Etc ...
This is where most everglade animals live.

The Everglades are a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large watershed.