From the Marsh: Meet the Mummichog

From the Marsh: Meet the Mummichog

Welcome back to the marsh! Today we will be examining one of the smaller fish that call our tidal marshes home, the mummichog! Mummichogs, Fundulus heteroclitus, are a very common species of killifish that can be found in the James River watershed from Richmond to...
From the Marsh: Snowy Egret

From the Marsh: Snowy Egret

It’s cold, gray, and rainy here at the marsh! What is the best marsh creature to talk about during the holidays? Why, snowy egret, of course! Snowy egrets are one of the many species of heron that spends at least part of the year in marshes throughout the James River...
From the Marsh: Hurricanes!

From the Marsh: Hurricanes!

It has been hurricane season for a couple months now and the tropics are really heating up! Hurricanes and tropical storms are formed when hot air from sub-Saharan Africa blow over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Loosely organized thunderstorms begin rotating...