Wonky reflections - McKenzie Marsh, Aurora
1. Local marshes are still a dull yellow, but as you can see by the runner on the boardwalk, this marsh is coming to life. Spring birds are beginning to return too.
2. This marsh is in a built-up area and is a great place for urban and suburban humans to reconnect with nature.
More wiggly reflections
3. FYI: marsh is a wetland area where plant growth is made up of mostly cattails, reeds, rushes and sedges.
4. Many wetlands in the Great Lakes area are under stress: toxic runoff, invasive exotic species, artificial changes in water level, filled in, paved over...
5. Why should we care? They
a. help control and reduce flooding in low-lying areas
b. help reduce damage along shorelines
c. filter water for reservoirs
d. attract birds, fish and other animals
e. are great places to take your camera!
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