Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Riparian zone

Riparian flora and fauna are often distinctly different from those found in adjacent communities because of the water-rich soils found in the riparian zone. Healthy riparian zones provide a variety of important ecosystem services and they are important habitats for wildlife.
Sunfish on nest
Natural shoreline

Boat wash damages habitat from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This is where the small fry feed, ducklings find food, and the circle of life continues.
Ducks bounce about on the waves in this riparian zone.

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