Wood turtle (Photo by Joe Crowley)

Wood turtle (Photo by Joe Crowley)

marsh


Characterized by a mixture of cattails, bulrushes and other types of emergent aquatic vegetation. They may be seasonal or permanent and are used by a large number of birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals due to the diversity of vegetation, high food availability and nutrient-rich waters. (See also, "wetland")

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