Posts Tagged ‘fen’
Four types of wetlands
Bog, marsh, swamp, fen. Often these words are used interchangeably, but in reality, each is its own type of wetland, which is a word used to refer to water-saturated landscapes. (Watch: What is a wetland?) Marsh A marsh is a wetland that is continually full of water. If you have been to the Florida Everglades, Read More »Read More
Fen, kame, esker — what do these glacial landmark words mean?
Walking along the glacial landmark tour inside the entrance of the Dickinson County Nature Center, visitors can to experience replicas of many of the places created by the Des Moines Lobe of the Wisconsin Glacier when it was in the county about 12,000 years ago. From bouncing on a fen to climbing a miniature kame Read More »Read More