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Walk The Trail: Quincy Salt Marsh TrailStop 22

Wildlife - Land Animals

This forested area surrounded by the salt marsh provides a variety of food and shelter for the small wildlife that frequents the area. The grass and low bushes are excellent cover for the cottontail rabbits, raccoons, ring-necked pheasants and opossums that live here. Birds that have nested here include robins, red-winged blackbirds, and a variety of sparrows and cardinals.

Queen Anne's Lace - Daucus carota

Also knows as Bird's Nest or Wild Carrot, this lacy flower is in the Parsley family (Apiaceae). Its flat-topped clusters of tiny, cream-white flowers have a single, dark purplish-brown floret in the center. Plants are biennial, so in any one year you will see some plants with only long, bright green feathery leaves, while others will have flowers on stalks as tall as 3 feet. The flowering season begins in May and continues through October.

 


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