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Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wooded Wetland

 
 
Wooded Wetland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
1. Wooded Wetland Marker
Inscription. Wetland is an area where the primary factor controlling the plants and animals is water. In wetland woods, conditions during the year may be wet enough that only certain trees, shrubs, and other plants may survive. Our wetland woods area is just above the normal water level of the pond. The plants survive in a very shallow water table and their roots are constantly wet. The plants common in wetland woods are hydrophilic (water loving), and can survive in the wet conditions found here. Most of the plants here are very efficient at photosynthesis (taking advantage of the Sun's energy to produce food) and at using the available nutrients. Many of these plants grow very fast and lack extensive root systems that dry land plants require. They often have trunks with wide, buttressed bases to help them stay upright in the soft soil. They often grow thickly together, perhaps to help them weather the winds that are common on the Eastern Shore. When a large tree is blown over in the wetland woods, a small pond is often formed. These ponds are homes to frogs and insects which need protected open water to breed.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 21.117′ N, 75° 34.333′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland
Wooded Wetland image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
2. Wooded Wetland
, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from S. Schumaker Drive. Click for map. Located along trail at Ward Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterside (here, next to this marker); Welcome (within shouting distance of this marker); Wetland Marsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Non Native Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); Open Pond (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach and Birds (about 400 feet away); Wildfowl Blind (about 400 feet away); Dry Thickets (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Categories. Environment
 
Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
3. Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 184 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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