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Ecology Field Trip

Canoe Trip

Indigenous Occurring naturally in a particular place
wetland Land that is covered all or part of the time with fresh or salt water. After 24 hours if there is standing water, it's considered a wetland.
marshes Wetlands found near rivers of lakes. They are dominated by aquatic herbaceous emergents like the cattails. Marshes are common at the mouths of rivers. Water flows into marshes from rivers or creeks.
Swamp wetland dominated by trees
bog a wetland dominated by a dense growth of sphagnum moss, underlain by peat rather than mineral soils and having acidic water.
Limiting factors found in bogs water, oxygen, and sunlight
characteristics of tamaracks
pitcher plant Carniverous(meat eating) plant
characteristics of pitcher plants cup-shaped plant stores up a sweet-smelling juice which lures an unsuspecting insect into its mouth
muskrat height is a foot to 2 feet long, herbivore, protruding teeth
mink height is 2 feet long, carnivore, canine teeth
beaver height is up to 4 feet long, herbivore, long sharp upper and lower incisor teeth
otter height is 2 to 6 feet, carnivores, its teeth are wide and flat
main limiting factors for plants in a marsh water
cattail adaptation specialized air “channels”, called D-cells in leaves and in shoots and rhizomes, which allow air to travel from the leaves to the roots.
characteristic of a pitcher plant These have lids on top of their cup-like structures called an operculum. It acts like an umbrella to shield it from choking with too much rain.
Created by: KM1000