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Atlantic White Cedar Swamp
Conditions: highly acidic soils, similar to bog conditions, moss growing over roots, peat that has collected over topsoil
Frog Species Found: The Wood Frog is primarily the only New England frog that can survive in this environment. This frog can survive this type of environment because of its high acid tolerance.
Red Maple Swamp
Conditions: wetlands during spring and winter, dried out during summer, fall. 5 layers of vegetation, canopy, saplings, shrubs, ferns/grass, moss, providing good camouflage for amphibians in the area. other than these basic characteristics, there is great variation in the conditions of this
Conditions: defined as body of water where light can hit the bottom, and
plants can grow all the way across. food chain is based on the algae and
plant life growing throughout the pond. roughly the same temperature
throughout, less seasonal changes as lakes. dark green in color, surface
often covered with floating plants that bloom above surface, such as
Conditions: defined as a body of water where the light doesn't always reach
the bottom. life cycle is instead dependent on photoplankton, rather than
plants and algae. the shallower parts of lakes are often like ponds.
differing temperatures throughout lake, most animals can only survive in one region.
Conditions: Vernal pools are temporary ponds that hold water for several months every year. These are basin depressions
that lack fish because of their inconsistent supply of water. Often, frozen
autumn rains remain throughout winter, or the area is dry until spring
melting. Animals present must be able to survive long dry periods and low
oxygen levels. This isolated habitat is a very important biological microcosm -- in theearly spring these areas are extremely crowded with the breeding rituals of many amphibian species.