SWAMP, wetland, marsh, marshland, everglade – there are a variety of different names for wet areas covered in native vegetation and the specific mix of reeds, grasses, shrubs and trees will of course depend on how the areas is managed, including whether it is regularly burnt or grazed – or not.
I’m have never advocated a particular management regime. Indeed I support calls for fewer cattle in the Macquarie Marshes and more in the Redgum forest of the central Murray Valley.
Cattle will change the composition of the vegetation and keep an area more open and with fewer reed beds which is apparently why they are encouraged to graze the wetlands just outside of Stockholm.
The photograph of the red fox and a bull was taken just outside of Stockholm by Ann Novek.
Notes and Links
Ann has two blogs at http://seaspy.bloggsida.se/ and http://annimal.bloggsida.se/
Find more information on foxes at http://www.canids.org/species/Vulpes_vulpes.htm
The colour of the fox varies in Sweden from greyish pale orange to dark red with black legs.
Click on the photograph of the fox and the bull for a much larger and much better view.