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  • 1. Fr eshwater Inland Wetlands By Lexi Martin and Wesley Guerrero
  • 2. What we will be going over 1. Climate 2. Vegetation type 3. Structure 4. Animal Species 5. Location on the Globe 6. Major Environmental Threats
  • 3. Climate The climate for Freshwater Inland Wetlands varies greatly because they are located on so many different parts of the globe. They can exist in many different climates as long as temperatures are not extreme like a tundra or desert. There also needs to be a certain amount of precipitation in the area for them to exist. Tidal marsh along the Edisto River, South Carolina
  • 4. Vegetation Type and structure  Plants are well suited to highly saturated soils.  There are three main types of wetlands with their own vegetation types  Bogs have thick mats of moss, trees, shrubs and some carnivorous plants.  Swamps have woody trees and shrubs.  Marshes have rushes, sedges, grasses, and cattails. Marshes also have open water plants such as lilies. Cattails a common plant in wetlands
  • 5. Animal species  Animal species are diverse and include many different species of birds, insects, fish, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.  Red-winged black bird, great blue herons, snapping turtles, mosquitoes and dragonflies are just a few of the many different animal species.
  • 6. Animal Species
  • 7. Location on the Globe  The location of freshwater inland wetlands varies much like the climate.  They are found away from coastal areas.  Most wetlands are made by glaciers and are located near rivers and lakes.
  • 8. Major environmentalthreats  Wetlands are a very important part of our environment, they are our environments natural way of retaining water.  Wetlands store water and filter dirty run-off water.  They are the breeding grounds for many different animals.  The biggest threat is that people are starting to build on wetlands. We drain and fill wetlands for building grounds.  If we start to build on all of our wetlands the economy will have to put money into filtering water and making man-made lakes to prevent flooding in the area.  The government is starting to understand the importance of wetlands and has started enforcing mitigation to fight the degradation of wetlands.
  • 9. References Environmental science book
  • 10.  (great blue heron) (red winged black bird) (mosquito) Chelydra.Org (snapping turtles) (wood duck) (northern water snake) (northern river otter) (muskrat) (dragonfly) (water moccasin) (trout) (apple snail)