Nature Walk: Assateague Island's Life of the Forest Nature Trail

We ended up going through this trail on Assateague Island at a much faster pace than the Marsh trail ironically because of the amount of mosquitos. The forest had more mosquitos than the swamp! The boys were a bit intimidated by the warnings about poison ivy, but once we convinced them that they would not get poison ivy if they stayed on the trail, they were okay. The Loblolly pines were very interesting because the trunks were twisted due to the shade and the winds. We were also interested to see the Serviceberry because we had heard of them on the Oregon Trail computer game but none of us knew what they looked like. It was also neat to see Bayberries. It was also interesting to see that the forest transitioned from a tree dominated area to the marshy area and back to the forest.

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