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

Beach and Birds

 
 
Beach and Birds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
1. Beach and Birds Marker
Inscription. From the beach area you can watch the geese, ducks, and other waterfowl both on the pond and on land. They use the beach to come on shore to rest, eat, and nest. You may also watch the resident Great Blue Herons as they fish in the shallow water around the edge of the pond. Be careful to watch for the waterfowl as they sleep standing on one leg with their heads tucked to their wings. Until recently, the Canada Geese have only been in the area during the winter, migrating down from their summer nesting areas in Canada.

Along the bank of the beach you can see several of the plants you have learned about today. Also, you may see wild rose with its simple flower or its rose-hip fruit. You may also see several grasses , sedges, water hemlock and rushes around the area. An interesting plant to look for is the Jewelweed, so called due to the way dew and rain bead up on its leaves and form bright rainbow-colored "jewels."
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 21.083′ N, 75° 34.267′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from S. Schumaker Drive. Click for map. Nature trail at Ward Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Beach and Birds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
2. Beach and Birds Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wildfowl Blind (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Thickets (within shouting distance of this marker); Open Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Fruited Trees and Vines (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooded Wetland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterside (about 400 feet away); Wetland Marsh (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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