In this episode, John Page peels back the layers of Bay marshes. At the end of summer, the growth of marsh plants is lush, thick with ripe seeds and colorful flowers. But below the surface a maze of systems has adapted marsh plants to thrive in some highly challenging environments.
Next, read our blog, "Late Summer Glory in Tidal Fresh Marshes."
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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Amazon.com.