Virtual Field Trip - Swamp

Swamp

A wetland that has trees growing in it is called a swamp. Because JBWS swamps have mostly small trees and shrubs it is often called a Scrub-Shrub wetland. Alders are typical Scrub-Shrub plants.

 

Alder

 

Black Rat Snake

 

Black Rat Snakes can be found in Swamps. Other animals include Otters, Wood Ducks, and Beavers.

 

Otter

Wood Ducks

Beaver

 

 

Flooded Swamp

 

All wetlands have three things in common: water, mud and special wetland plants. The wetland on the left is wet in the winter and spring but......

Dry Swamp

 

the same wetland in the summer is dry. This type of wetland is called a seasonal or vernal wetland.


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