Wildlife Habitat

Butterfly pictureNatural wetlands are a vital habitat for plants, birds, fish, insects, and some mammals. Constructed wetlands can provide habitats for many of these species as well - especially plants, birds and insects.

Though constructed wetlands may initially have only a few plant species present, new species quickly colonize the newly established community. Birds flock to the area bringing with them seeds. Insects come as well to find a place to live, feed, and breed.

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Additional reading:

EPA Fish and Wildlife