Ecosystem – Wetland

Have you ever wondered what wetlands are? Wetlands are areas of land that is completely soaked in water and have water rising up above the land making a big pool of water. Wetlands are on every continent except Antarctica. They are usually found along the coast or near rivers. Wetland consumers consist of panthers, crocodiles, alligators, bears, snakes, hippos, rhinos, rabbits and deer. Even though these are some of the wetland consumers there are many, many more. Wetland producers also consist of many producers such as mangrove trees, cattails, reeds, dogwood, waterlilies, moss, fern, hibiscus and hyacinths. These are only a few of the many wetland producers. Aside from just general wetlands there are some more well known wetlands such as the Everglades in southern Florida and the Pantanal in southern Brazil. Wetlands help us in many different ways. For instance wetlands clean and enrich our oceans and lakes and they contribute to the fertility of surrounding soil by adding minerals to it. People get thing from wetlands too. We get fish, blueberries, timber, wild rice and cranberries from wetlands. There are different types of wetlands. The main types of wetland are bogs, marshes, swamps and fens. Sadly, wetlands only cover 6% of the earth. That’s because humans are draining wetlands for more farmland. Wetlands do so much for us, so I think that we should do more for them.


3 thoughts on “Ecosystem – Wetland

  1. I really like your blog post! I like the order you put your blog post in. I was surprised that there is only 6 % of wetlands are in the Earth. I learned all the consumers and producers of the Wetlands. I had no idea that Wetlands are found in Florida and Brazil, because so are Tropical Rain Forests!

  2. 1 thing I learned about wetlands was that the most known were in Brazil and Florida. Another thing I learned was a moss was a producer in the wetland. 1 thing that suprised me was all the consumerrs in the wetland are well known I thought they were going to be new to me.

  3. Two things that I learned from this blog post is that wetlands are everywhere but Antarctica. Another thing that I learned was that we get fish, blubberies, timber, wild rice, and cranberries from wetlands. What surprised me was that panthers live in wetlands. I really liked your blog post. Great job!

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