Wetlands are dynamic ecosystems with complex relationships between the many organisms that live within them. They are transitional zones between terrestrial (land) and aquatic (water) systems and occur from sea level all the way to alpine country.
The kanamaluka/Tamar wetlands have been reduced in extent due to reclamation for urban development and farming. Nonetheless, they remain a thriving ecosystem for a vast number of species and are today an internationally important habitat for migratory wading birds.
Wetlands exhibition is now on display until March 2024, Museum at Inveresk.
Austrogomphus guerini, illustration by Louise Thrush.