Wetlands are places with a lot of water. Wetlands stop floods happening because they collect water.I learned really interesting facts while reserching and I hope you do too.
Producers are living things that produce their own food from the sun. They are plants, including algae, duckweed, grass, bushes, trees, waterlilies and more. Some producers float on water and others are rooted to the ground. Some trees are more than half underwater. Plants can grow in salt and fresh water, so in every kind of wetland!
Consumers are living things that consume other consumers or producers. There are many different types of consumers in wetlands. Here are a few — crocodiles, hippos, frogs, lizards, turtles, alligators, snakes, ducks, geese, swans and mice. Herons, storks, cranes, caimans, iguanas, geckos, manatees and salamanders are other consumers.
Decomposers are sometimes referred to as the clean-up crew. This is because they decompose dead animals. If we didn’t have decomposers there would be more dead animals than water in a wetland! Decomposers in a wetland are usually fungus and bacteria. You can’t see decomposing happening but over time things grow smaller and smaller until they disappear.
Wetlands are usually in places with soil covered with water. Wetlands are in every continent except Antarctica! Louisiana has lots of wetland. Unfortunately most got destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi also has lots of wetlands because of its conditions. Sub-tropical wetlands are the most common.
Wetland animals have to adapt to their wetlands climate. Some wetlands are quite humid and other are quite cold depending on where on earth they are. There are many different types of wetlands including bogs, swamps, fens and marshes. These wetlands are quite different in wetness and weather.
How we are affecting wetlands:
We are affecting wetlands a lot. One example is we pollute. Lots of stuff we just throw in the garbage gets thrown into wetlands. The animals in wetlands eat that garbage and die. We also are not caring about wetlands. wetlands are getting smaller and smaller because of farming practices, and people not caring about wetlands and using them to make cities.
We can help by trying to recycle. We can also compost food and try to not use plastic bags which kill a lot of animals. We can use brown paper bags and reusable bags and also try to help by forming groups to help or writing letters.
I hope you enjoyed my entry. Maybe you could help out by creating a group in your town or using brown paper bags. Help out with wetlands!