Interesting facts about meadows

Meadows are fields of wildflowers and grass that are home to and food for myriad insects that the small mammals and other creatures eat. The word “meadow” comes from the Old English mædwe, which derives from mæþ meaning ‘mown’ and refers to a field where the grass is cut in summer. Meadows may be present … Read more

Interesting facts about swamps

A swamp is part of a wetland ecosystem. Swamps are forested, low, spongy land generally saturated with water and covered with trees and aquatic plants. They can be found on all continents except Antarctica. Swamps form around lakes, rivers and streams. Rain and seasonal flooding cause water levels to fluctuate. In the wet soil, water-tolerant … Read more