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Island in the Marsh: a hummock

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

 
 
Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
1. Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker
Inscription. Rising above the salt marsh is a wooded island called a hummock. Here, loblolly pine, bayberry, and holly take root in the drier soil and protect wildlife from the challenging conditions of the open marsh.

Who takes shelter in the hummock? *Deer and foxes hid in the undergrowth. *Red-bellied woodpeckers and northern flickers nest in the pines. *Bald eagles roost on high branches.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 56.886′ N, 76° 13.734′ W. Marker is in Grasonville, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Discovery Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grasonville MD 21638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Working the Waters (approx. 1.6 miles away); Crossing Point (approx. 1.6 miles away); Enemy Occupation (approx. 2.1 miles away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. 2.1 miles away); Byway Destinations (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Byway Destinations (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (approx. 2.1 miles away); Road to Battle (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment
 
Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
2. Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker
Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
3. Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker
Visitor Center
Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
4. Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker
Pond behind the Visitor Center
Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
5. Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker
Scenery on the parking lot
Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 27, 2013
6. Island in the Marsh: a hummock Marker
Sign on the road to the Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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