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Wetlands are often unloved and misunderstood. Let me show you around these ecosystems, and consider them as a way to explore the biosphere around us.

Wetlands are a terrific focal point to consider many important and timely issues; I’ve thought one could teach a whole introductory environmental science class just using wetlands. Every chapter in the book would be here: food & agriculture, biodiversity, hydrologic cycle and other earth science processes, pollution, and climate.

Why 99 Wetlands? Eventually, I will profile at least one wetland from each of Iowa’s 99 counties. A political campaign in Iowa may compel a candidate to visit every single county…so here I go, doing my own version.

Thanks for stopping by. Let’s muck about!