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(not in the western boreal forest, but is here because there is lots of clay)Bog bean leaveslook like bean leavesFensoften havecottongrassgrowing on themCottongrassis not a grass but asedgeSomesedgesform their own habitat in shallow rich watersCalledSedge meadowsMounds ofsedgesarecalledsedge tussocksorhummocksIn manyclay belts wetlandscattailsaredominantand form their own habitatCalled aCattail marshNot found elsewhere in the boreal forest, only easternDucks can be found in theCattail MarshesPuddle ducks(filter feeders)Wood ducksRing necked ducksHooded mergansersAmerican BitternCat tail marchindicators birds:RailsVirginia rail(flat thin looking birds to be able to walk through cattails to live in their mats – long-toes forwalking on the water),Pied billed grebe(thin bodies, long toes- (diving bird, note the lobed tails that aid in swimming and diving)American cootPied billed grebeandAmerican coothavelobed toesthat can open and close which makes them largerto go backwardsThey are normally rare in the boreal forest except for here in the cat tail and clay beltenvironments
Other Animals found in Cattail Marshes (Clay Belt Wetlands)Dragon fliesoften found inCattail MarshesSkimmersare common because of the shallow clay-rich and nutrient rich watersToadsmate in Cattail MarshesMink frogsAquatic snails(need calcium for their shells)MooseBeaverPlants Found in Clay belt Wetlands:Theclay beltsupportsmany plants that likebasic PH soils(such as those atop limestone)Examples:bird’s eye primrose, arenorthernin distributionOthers likewood lillyare moresouthernin distributionEastern white cedarCedar swampHaveblack ashandcedarsRecall that manyorchidslikecalcium(basic ph)Showy lady’s slippersgrow incedar swampsin theclay beltsShowy lady’s slippersgrow incalcareous wetlandsincluding cedar swampsTheyreach the northern limit in theclay belt borealThere aremanyriversin theclay beltPart of thearctic watershed(flows north)Abitibi riverCliff swallowsnest oncliffsandbuildings includingdamson the riversLecture 12:Clay Belt Boreal Continued-Lots of clay = lots ofcalciumLakebarlow ojibwayleft the clay behindWhat type of solid is eastern boreal forest that supported to what type of plants?
In the Boreal Clay Belt Conifers…

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Winter
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Forest, Pine, Pinus classification, Snake, Trees of Canada, Algonquin Highlands

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