After being teased with a day of spring-like temperatures, Central Ohioans preparing for at least one more blast of winter.
Swamps, Marshes, Ocean inlets…All of these are wetlands, which have standing water and are not deep
Hydro periods are a fingerprint on how wetlands receive their water: from river overflows, rain, or runoff. To understand a particular wetland, scientists must understand where the water comes from, and to figure out if a wetland is OPEN or CLOSED.
Soil in wetlands lack oxygen, making the soil appear darker. Because of the lack of oxygen, plant matter doesn’t break down as fast.
Different types of plants grow in wetlands according to the shape of the wetland, shoreline (slopes – steep and shallow), as well as climate and soil ph
Wetlands are home to healthy bacteria, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds
A healthy wetland will have ample insects, and won’t be a breeding ground for mosquitoes