Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Swamps, Marshes, Ocean inletsâ€¦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 doesnâ€™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 wonâ€™t be a breeding ground for mosquitoes