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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. Touch 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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