Freshwater Habitats and Environments

A look at some freshwater habitats including the plants and animals found there.

The Slough Habitat

Laura Ingalls-Wilder wrote a series of books about her family’s life as pioneers in the early United States frontier territory. It includes the well-known title ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Toward the end of the series, the family settled near DeSmet, South Dakota where, several times, an area known as the ‘big slough’ became part of the story such as providing hay for feeding the animals in ‘The Long Winter” or the fears of children getting lost within it. But what exactly is a slough?

Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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