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What is a wetland

A wetland is a piece of land that is saturated or covered with water for at least part of the year.

soil from the soul

Wetlands are defined by their soil, hydrology, and vegetation - they need good soil to hold the water, which supports the unique plants that grow in wetlands.

There are different types of wetlands
Forested Swamps
Open Marshes
Wet Meadows
Mineral-Rich Fens
Peaty Bogs
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What is a bog

Bogs develop over time as dead plant matter (peat) collects in wet soil - it takes over a thousand years for one to form!

wetland obligates

There are many species that call wetlands home and can't live anywhere else.