Leader: Deborah Landau
Plum Creek Cedar Swamp preserve is centered on a nontidal, floodplain Atlantic white cedar swamp adjacent to Plum Creek, about two miles upstream of the junction of the creek and the Nanticoke river. The site includes a mosaic of wetland and upland habitats in and around a series of abandoned sand and gravel pits adjacent to a wooded corridor along the creek. Downstream of the floodplain swamp, a section of the creek is tidal, with freshwater marsh and intertidal shrub and wooded swamp communities bordering both banks. The creek meanders and splits into several channels where it passes through a broad forested floodplain-wetland complex. To the north, the preserve has a large restored xeric dune. Once planted in loblolly pines, the site has been cleared and burned, and now hosts a diverse community of upland species.
Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.
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