IMGP0868That’s right. Last week, I spent the entire work day researching swamps, bogs and seeps. Believe it or not, they are very different.

You are saying to yourself, “but Jacque, they are all muddy wet swampy places.” Sure, on cursory glance. What I have discovered after days in them and loads of research is….

THERE ISN”T ENOUGH INFORMATION OUT THERE ONE THEM….most especially seepage swamps. So, it will be a personal mission for the Chicks with Ticks to begin to uncover the SECRETS OF THE SEEPS….

It seems that these complex depressions in the landscape are home to some interesting combinations of plants and animals. Some of these are endangered here in Florida. 

But – i thought it would be fun to see what Dictionary.com had to say:

 

 

swamp

  [swomp]  Show IPA

noun

1.

a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation,but unfit for cultivation.
verb (used with object)

2.

to flood or drench with water or the like.
3.

Nautical . to sink or fill (a boat) with water.
4.

to plunge or cause to sink in or as if in a swamp.
5.

to overwhelm, especially to overwhelm with an excess of something: He swamped us with work.
6.

to render helpless.
 

bog

 [bog, bawg]  Show IPA noun, verb, bogged, bog·ging.

noun

1.

wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
2.

an area or stretch of such ground.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

3.

to sink in or as if in a bog (often followed by down  ): We were bogged down by overwork.

Verb phrases

4.

bog in, Australian Slang. to eat heartily and ravenously.
 

seep

  [seep]  Show IPA

verb (used without object)

1.

to pass, flow, or ooze gradually through a porous substance: Water seeps through cracks in the wall.
2.

(of ideas, methods, etc.) to enter or be introduced at a slow pace: The new ideas finally seeped down to the lower echelons.
3.

to become diffused; permeate: Fog seeped through the trees, obliterating everything.
verb (used with object)

4.

to cause to seep; filter: The vodka is seeped through charcoal to purify it.
noun

5.

moisture that seeps out; seepage.
6.

a small spring, pool, or other place where liquid from the ground has oozed to the surface of the earth.
 
There ya go! Chew on that vocabulary for a while….so, sounds like the Chicks will need to do more research!!
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