• Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems.
  • Plant life found in wetlands includes mangrove, water lilies, cattails, black spruce, cypress, and many others.
  • Animal life includes many different amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and mammals.
  • Wetlands store excess water from floods and help prevent erosion.
  • They remove excess nutrients from runoff before it empties into rivers or lakes.
  • They provide a safe, lush habitat for many species of animals, so they have high biodiversity.
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