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Mrs. Dixon Types of Wetlands

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Fens Found in northern areas
Contain peat
Sedges and grasses common
Water moves slowly in and out
Very similar to bogs http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/types/images/fenpicture1.jpg http://www.unep-wcmc.org/habitats/freshwater/I/Fen_Poland.jpg http://www.deuxfenestates.com/Assets/fen2.jpg ponds Smaller, shallower than lakes
Still water
2 meters or less in mid-summer
Also known as pools, potholes, sloughs, and oxbows. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_XzqI4tdWKiE/RuV1N50N7LI/AAAAAAAAC6M/bwrOtWIqTio/IMG_5712.JPG http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/whereilive/coast/images/southwestandayrshire/swan_pond.jpg http://www.centralpark.com/pages/attractions/pond.jpg Marshes Found in grassy meadows
Few trees or shrubs nearby
Slow-moving or still water
Surrounded by soft-stemmed cattails, grasses, and sedges. http://lh5.ggpht.com/_pn7qYPr3xOU/SFSJgedb08I/AAAAAAAADZE/VHFLzLDxYUU/Frame+Lake1.jpg http://www.strasburgcommunitypark.org/assets/siteImages/EPA%20%20Wetlands%20%20Wetland%20Types%20%20Marshes_files/marsh.jpg http://www.crisfieldheritagefoundation.org/images/marsh.jpg Swamps In wooded areas
Standing or slow-moving water flowing through channels
Mature spruce, willows, poplar trees surround them. http://crystalgems.conforums3.com/index.cgi?board=swamp&action=post&num=1102378590&start=0 http://www.cofc.edu/~welcha/courses/herp_trips/I'on%20Swamp%20Trail%20-%20copyright,%20Ken%20Robison.JPG http://photos.igougo.com/images/p145613-Charleston-Swamp_Iris.jpg Bogs Low-nutrient wetlands
Few plants and animals
Mostly mossy
No drainage of water making it acidic and low oxygen
Usually in northern areas
Also known as quagmire, or muskeg http://carnivorousplantsoftexas.org/Photos/S8-TurkeyCreek-Tyler/s8tyler5.jpg http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/7173/41749/f/223909-Patagonian-Peet-Bog-0.jpg http://theconcordlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/carlisle-cranberry-bog.PNG Types of Wetlands
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