Boardwalk through the salt marsh, Basin Trail.
Salt Marsh Grasses
Colorful swaths of marsh grasses look like paintings.
At the head of Basin Trail one briefly passes through protected sands where shorebirds nest. Stay on the trail. On the other side of these dunes is the Atlantic Ocean.
Sea of green - salt marsh grasses stretch as far as the eye can see.
Marsh and Dunes
Maritime forest ends, salt marsh begins and the ocean dunes punctuate the ocean's arrival.
Broad, colorful swaths of salt marsh grasses.
The bay at Zeke's Island Reserve.
Colorful swaths of salt marsh grasses.
Interesting perspective in the salt marsh grasses.
A gull sits sentry in the wetlands.
Spring in the Salt Marsh
Grasses, wetlands, salt marsh and ocean dune.
Zeke's Island Reserve
Zeke's Island Reserve sign and bay
Love in the Marsh
Fiddler crabs during their mating dance along Basin Trail attract gulls who swoop down to pick off a few for dinner.
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