Animals of the Wetlands

Photo of a wetlands crocodile

Read City USA is visiting the wetlands of the world on our Tails and Tales reading expedition! Wetland habitats are found all over the planet and include marshes, swamps, bogs, and lagoons. They are constantly changing, based on the seasons, water levels, tides, and migrations of birds and mammals. Wetlands may have areas of permanent standing water, although that may change with rainy and dry seasons, or they may be areas of damp, muddy, waterlogged soil.  Some of the animals you might find in wetland habitats include birds such as herons, kingfishers, and ibises, as well as crocodiles and alligators.


completed turtle craft, colored in bright green and bluePrint your own template to make this Stand-Up Turtle. (Best suited for legal size paper, 8.5 x 14.) When you complete the craft, log another hour on our Million-Hour Expedition.   

Don't have access to a printer? Every library location will have one or more crafts available to pick up each month. 

Book lists

The books below explore the wetlands habitat, the animals that live there, and the people who interact with them. Let's explore the hidden mysteries of the swamplands! 



Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction