From the Marsh: Hammocks

From the Marsh: Hammocks

Welcome back to the Marsh! It’s a rainy winter’s day in the marsh and although there is life teeming around us, not much is active at the moment and many organisms are taking it easy until the spring. Today we are going to investigate a hammock out in the marsh. No,...
From the Marsh: Oysters

From the Marsh: Oysters

Welcome back to the marsh!  Today, we are exploring one of the most important organisms that call these places home, oysters! The Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is a bivalve in the mollusc phylum. Oysters are one of the most commercially important species in...
From the Marsh: Pickled Sea Bean

From the Marsh: Pickled Sea Bean

Welcome back to the marsh! Today, we will be talking about an interesting plant that inhabits salt marshes and can be eaten. Saltwort, Salicornia virginica, is a flowering, succulent plant in the Amaranth family that can be found along the upper reaches of tidal...