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A walk in the wetlands

Wetlands Walk by Carl KurtzIowa photographer Carl Kurtz writes, “Most of us are aware that wetlands are natural water treatment plants which process nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. We usually think of cattails in wetlands, which are quick to respond to these nutrients. In addition to cattails there are also soft and hard-stem bulrushes, a variety of sedges, and flowering plants such as water plantain, potamogeton and water smart weed. Take a walk on the mud of a desiccating wetland and you will have an exciting adventure.”

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