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Bottomland Hardwood Forest

Image of Bottomland Hardwood ForestThe Bottomland Hardwoods Forest of the panhandle and northern peninsula are among the oldest natural communities in the state. Bottomland hardwoods are one of the lowest and wettest types of hardwood forests. They are generally found along the edges of lakes and rivers and in sinkholes. Bottomland forests represent a transition between drier upland hardwood forest and very wet river floodplain and wetland forests. While trees and plants in this ecosystem cannot tolerate long periods of flooding (as in a swamp), they are flooded periodically when water levels rise.

Bitterroot National Forest

Image of Bitterroot National ForestThe Bitterroot National Forest spectacular 1.6 million acres which straddles in the Northern Rocky Mountains, surrounding the Bitterroot Valley in west central Montana and a portion of the Selway River drainage in east central Idaho. National Forest lands begin in the foothills above the Bitterroot River Valley in two mountain ranges: the Bitterroot Mountains on the west and the Sapphire Mountains on the east side of the valley.

The biggest mangrove forest- Sundarban

Image of Royal Bengal TigerSundarban is the biggest mangrove forest in the world. Sundarban is in South West part of Bangladesh, in the district of greater Khulna. India shares a bit of the forest with Bangladesh. Sundarban is the natural habitat of the world’s famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards and many more. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, Golpata, fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarban.