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The habitat of the Lake Jackson Aquatic Preserve is a diverse ecosystem with productive ecotones that harbor a myriad of wildlife. Most species living in the preserve have adapted to living in variable conditions, which is beneficial to survival given the lake's tendency to fluctuate between water levels. The most biodiversity is seen in the transitional marsh (Wet Prairie) communities that separate the open water systems from adjacent uplands. This habitat allows species to adapt to a variety of natural communities. The extensive wetlands that border the preserve attract a diverse multitude of wildlife ranging from deer and bobcats to resident and migratory birds. The lake supports seven animal species that are listed as a Species of Special Concern, Threatened or Endangered.

 
White ibis

 

 

Last updated: March 22, 2016

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