Save the Wetlands!
By Brie Hibbert
WHY ARE THE WETLANDS IMPORTANT?
The Wetlands are very important because they reduce the impacts of floods. Also, Wetlands are very important because they are homes to many endangered animals. Also, they are a critical part of our natural environment. Wetlands Hold water like a sponge. Wetlands are very important to animals because most of them can't find anywhere else to live. And most wetlands are replaced with home or malls and that can make a huge impact on our environment. The Wetlands can take chemicals out of the water to make it safer for us to drink. They protect river banks and shorelines from washing away. Did you know that the wetlands purify our AIR and water!!!! That's why the wetlands are so important to our environment!!!!!
WHAT LIVES IN THE WETLANDS?
What would happen if we did not have Wetlands
What is a wetland? What types of Wetlands are there?
Parts of a wetland!
AQUATIC ZONE- The aquatic zone usually has a spongy bottom, made from moss,dirt,mud or algae. If you are lucky sometimes, in more tropical areas there will be waterlily's on the top surface, waterlily's are good hiding places for frogs. The water is usually warmer on the bottom, because when the temperature gets trapped in the water it expands on the bottom.
RIPARIAN AREA-definition of riparian area is the interface between land a stream or a river. Plant habitats and communities along the river margins and banks are called riparian area. Also the riparian area is the plants on the rim of the water like the cattails a long grass.
UPLAND Habitat- Upland habitat is the dry habitat along the sides of a wetland. That has trees bushes and lots more! The upland habitat is hoe for lots of animals. How the wetland habitat works is, if you plant trees shrubs and other vegetation that provide cover and food that will attract wildlife. The upland habitat provides food and shelter for many types of animals, insects and birds.