Sunday, August 5, 2012

Kayak Trip at Bosely Conservancy

Bosely Conservancy is a component of Otter Point Creek, located in Edgewood, and is owned by the Izaac Walton League of America.  Sixteen paddlers joined the field trip through this beautiful freshwater tidal marsh.  This time of  year wildflowers are blooming profusely, and we weren't disappointed.

Here's a nice mixture of Marsh Hibiscus, Cardinal Flower, Green-headed Coneflower, and fruit from an Elderberry.
George was our leader, and is a naturalist at the Anita Leight Nature Center.
Paddling was easy and slow through the branches of Otter Point Creek.
One of two Great Egrets spotted.
Birds seen or heard include:
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Forster's Tern
Ring-billed Gull
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Juv. Black-crowned Night Heron
Wood Duck
White-eyed Vireo
Acadian  Flycatcher
Cedar Waxwing
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Common Yellow-throated Warbler
Carolina Wren

We're watching some terns here, this is our turnaround point.

Other plants noted were Pickerelweed, Cattail, Wild Celery, Wild Rice, Jewelweed, Joe-pye Weed, Spatterdock, Swamp Milkweed, and Arrowwood Viburnum.

You can find more information about Otter Point Creek and the Anita Leight Estuary on their website,  Thanks for an informative and fun morning on the creek!

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