What makes wetlands most exciting to explore are the many plants and
animals that live there.
If you spend just a short time observing a Chesapeake Bay wetland,
you'll easily spot many different species of birds, mammals, insects,
and vegetation. What makes wetlands such popular places to live? For
one thing, there are many sources of food for Bay wildlife to feed on
in a wetland. The thick plants in a wetland also provide protective
cover for many critters and good nesting material for birds.