Virtual Field Trip - Low Marsh

River's Edge

 

The Low Marsh is a type of tidal wetlands. It a has low diversity of plants, dominated by Spatterdock. Wild Rice also grows in the Low Marsh. You are at the end of the River Pier.

Wild Rice

Spatterdock

 

 

Low Marsh at High Tide

 

At high tide, the Low Marsh plants are covered with water.

Low Marsh at Low Tide

 

Mud flats are exposed in the low marsh at low tide.

Low Tide

The drastic change between high and low tide makes the Low Marsh a hard place for many animals to live. Some animals that live in the Low Marsh include: 

                          Great Blue Heron

Osprey

Muskrats

 Dragonflies

 


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