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Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

 
 
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
1. Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Marker
Inscription.
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located within the Atlantic Flyway-one of four major migration corridors which pass through the continental United States. The refuge provides crucial and diverse habitat for wildlife seeking nourishment and shelter, especially migrating birds.

Brackish Tidal Marsh
Located where fresh and salt water meet, these marshes are influenced by daily tidal flows. This unique habitat includes a mixture of fresh and saltwater plants and wildlife and is an important resting and feeding area for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wildlife. Management of the marsh includes periodic burning and spraying to control the common reed (Pharagmites australis). This tall and fast growing perennial invades marsh habitats quickly, choking out native flora and ultimately degrading the overall habitat for use by wildlife.

Wetland Forest
The Forest Habitat Trail showcases approximately 390 acres of upland forest and forested wetlands. The vernal pools within these forests offer temporary breading habitat for amphibians such as Southern leopard frogs, New Jersey chorus frogs, and spring peepers. Several turtle species including the painted turtle, also call these pools home.

Grassland
An elevated wildlife observation platform along the Grassland Trail offers a perfect vantage

Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
2. Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Center Marker
point to observe snowy egrets, red-winged blackbirds, and even catch the occasional glimpse of a bald eagle. In late summer, thousands of migrating swallows forage in the bayberry shrubs nearby along the forest edge. As evening approaches, you may also catch glimpses of foraging bats over the grassland.
 
Location. 39° 37.019′ N, 75° 32.063′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is on Old Fort Mott Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Finns Point Rear Range Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Finns Point Rear Range Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (approx. 1.2 miles away); Finnís Point National Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Finnís Point National Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Union Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Observation Towers (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
 
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Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Visitor Center side view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
3. Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Visitor Center side view
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Visitor Center front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
4. Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Visitor Center front view
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Sign at the entrance image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 6, 2015
5. Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge-Sign at the entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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