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Life In The Salt Marsh August 11, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Nature.
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spoonbilllagoon_gerbertWhile the environment seems harsh to us, lots of critters and creatures call the Salt Marsh home:

Marsh Rabbits, Cottontails, Egrets, Eagles, Heron, Osprey, Song Birds, Shore Birds, Snakes, Turtles, Fiddler Crabs, Blue Crabs, Raccoons, Coyotes, Foxes with Sockses.

The Salt Marsh is also home to plants:

Sea Purslane, Common Glasswort, Saltwort, Seashore Paspalum, Sea Blite, Black Rush, Salt Grass, and Cordgrass (Snad, Smooth, and Hay).

These grassy coastal areas prevent erosion by anchoring the soil in place and trapping mud during high tides.

Aah . . . that’s better!

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Artwork by Peter R. Gerbert ~ Spoonbill Lagoon ~ a portion of the proceeds from sales of this fine art print benefits AUDUBON OF FLORIDA’S  Roseate Spoonbill research projects and protection efforts.