Explore the Salt Marsh

by Dave on June 22, 2009

Explore at salt marsh at Delaware Seashore State Park on Thursday, June 25th from 9 am to 10 am.

For the intrepid nature lover, Delaware Seashore State Park is offering a rare opportunity to experience the natural beauties of our wetlands up close, and get extremely dirty in the process! Join a park naturalist for a journey into the salt marsh on Thursday, June 25th from 9 am to 10 am.

The salt marsh environment is one of the most productive in the world and is often referred as the base of the food chain for all marine life. On this program, participants will venture into this ecosystem to observe the plants and wildlife that inhabits it. See ribbed mussels, snails, fiddler crabs, various species of birds, and perhaps a diamondback terrapin or a raccoon! Learn about the importance of our wetlands and what salt marshes do for us.

Participants should wear clothes that can get muddy, as well as sturdy, lace-up footwear that will not come off in the sticky mud! Hip or chest waders would also be acceptable. Clean water will be available for participants to rinse off after the program.

There is no fee for this program and it is suitable for ages 8 and up. Please call the nature center at (302) 227-6991 for more information, including directions to the meeting site!

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