"A swamp - a deep cavity huge eye of the earth....." A. Block
The swamp is a land of high humidity and acidity, in places very damp, strong evaporation and thus starved of oxygen. In addition, the swamp is a small world, with its own vegetation and inhabitants. There are several types of wetlands - upland, lowland, transitional.
Depending on the habitat many animals spend time in such places, then deleted, but there are permanent residents - members of the family of amphibians, such as frogs, toads, newts. In addition, otters and muskrats, they all live in the swamps constantly.
On the edges of marshes inhabited by water-loving mammals such as water vole, vole. In this environment, they feel great. These animals are absolutely not capricious: find a shelter in the moss hummocks, eat cranberries, blueberries, seeds of different herbs.
Birds in the marshes
The marsh fauna are diverse and suitable for food many of the local inhabitants. The fruits and succulent stems of plants serve as food for the feathered family, such as, for example, marsh owls, ptarmigan, ducks, sandpipers. Birds have taken a fancy to the area and are happy to regale on berries.
In the marshy headwaters loves to settle grey crane. In this area it is protected from civilization, and not every beast can Wade through the swamp.
Undoubtedly, the Queen of the marshes is a Heron. This bird was chosen such places for the fact that bushes can easily hide from predators and there is always something to eat.
Vasyugan swamp, located in Western Siberia - the largest in the world. They have a very diverse fauna. On the moor herbal type present mostly taiga mammals. Here is home to reindeer, Golden eagle, squirrel, sable, moose, you can meet Wolverine, otter and mink. Settle and dwell for years in the bogs and moose. Summer pastures where grass is available in large numbers, are a favorite place for animals. Closer to winter here comes another resident, it is a hare, and he to the marshes attracted to willow twigs and sedge. The hare is with great pleasure that feeds them.
In the swamps inhabited by animals that are comfortable in the water, tussocks, moss and herbs. The swamp is their home, a safe shelter, the area where they feed and reproduce. Here, the life, and the diversity of its residents are the envy of even the forest.