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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Myers in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Freshwater Wetlands Habitat

Freshwater Wetlands Habitat Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, October 16, 2015
1. Freshwater Wetlands Habitat Marker
Inscription.  In Southwest Florida, it is often necessary to have storm water retention areas on developed properties. At Manatee Park, this water retention area was planted with wetland vegetation to provide wildlife habitat, improve aesthetics and help filter the water. The vegetation depends on the amount of water and length of time retained. This retention area does not hold water for long periods, but does retain moisture in the soil. Wetland trees do well here, however grasses and wildflowers need more sustained moisture to survive. Other examples of freshwater wetlands are: marshes, swamps, strands and sloughs.

Not all plants and animals illustrated are found at Manatee Park.
Alligator Flag
Spider Lilly
Snail Kite
Blue Heron
Purple Pickerelweed
Bald Cypress
Lizard Tail
Golden Canna
Red-Bellied Slider
Great White Egret
Red Maple
Blue Flag Iris
Button Bush
Marsh Rabbit
American Elm
White Ibis

In Memory of Volunteer John Sculthorpe and Joe Mulvihill

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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEnvironment.
Location. 26° 41.59′ N, 81° 46.656′ W. Marker is in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is on Palm Beach Boulevard. Marker is located inside park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10901 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Explore Southwest Florida Naturally! (here, next to this marker); The Florida Manatee (here, next to this marker); Why do Manatees Come to Manatee Park ? (here, next to this marker); Other Visitors to Manatee Park (here, next to this marker); The Anatomy of a Manatee (here, next to this marker); The Manatee-Human Comparison (here, next to this marker); Manatee Island (here, next to this marker); Butterflies of Lee County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myers.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 190 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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