Friday, April 30, 2010

Hendrickson Marsh Rejuvenation

Posted on April 30, 2010 by CDGardens
Several years ago a marsh in our neighborhood got a new lease on life. The choice was made to drain it, remove the fish that had caused it to become less desirable for the waterfowl on their migratory trips and allow the vegetation to gain a stronghold once again.

The aged sign shows a bit of public disrepect.




A great new visitors parking area has been created to give people a place to pull off the blacktop to sit and watch the now abundant bird activity for several months out of the Spring and Fall. A new boat ramp was built over on the other side.


The past picture, during the early stages of rejuvenation, clearly allows us to see the vegetation beginning to get a strong foundation before being flooded. The present picture, allows us to see what a pretty area has been developed for our feathered friends.




On one of my visits to this particular Marsh I stirred the winged visitors to a location a short distance away...just inside some plant growth extending above the waters surface.  I could go on but I think you get the picture. ;)

6 comments:

Blessed said...

I love watching birds - especially waterfowl. It looks like they have this place cleaned up really nicely. Enjoy it!

CDGardens said...

Blessed - The birds have been very abundant this season, and I have been more attentive to their presence. It is fun to see what is flying by...

Scentsy said...

What beautiful pictures.

CDGardens said...

Scentsy - Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed them.

wanderingowloutside said...

I have been by there several times but have never stopped during migration or hunting season. It looks nice.

Thanks for the video!

CDGardens said...

wanderingowloutside- I do hope you get the opportunity to stop during one of the migrations. The improvements have brought more bird traffic.

You're welcome.