After hiking a short ways on Wolf Pit Pond (where we spotted 2 Brown-headed Nuthatches), we returned to the Education Center to share our experiences and prepared to head out to plant Spartina alterniflora (Saltmarsh cordgrass).
|Samantha Pitts, volunteer coordinator and teacher naturalist (left), and Jaime Bunting, education manager of Pickering Creek Audubon Center (right) guided us out in the field. Mark Scallion, director of the center, also helped out.|
|Many trees have already died due to the encroaching salt water.|
This region has some of the highest rates of sea-level rise in the U.S.
|A Spartina plug|
|This Osprey was perched on the platform that can be seen on the Friends of Blackwater |
Osprey Cam. A nest hasn't been started yet - stay tuned!
|The new visitor's center is beautiful - be sure to visit them and view the exhibits, and browse the gift shop.|
Pickering Creek has one more planting event scheduled for April 25th - please contact Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate. Not only will you have fun -- but you will learn about our precious salt marshes and help combat sea level rise.