Heading Upstream from Phillippi Estate Park
Phillippi Estate Park Kayak Launch
It’s Salty! No Wait, it’s Fresh!
Adult and baby manatees. Credit: Liz and Matt Sandburg
Mangroves, and Oaks, and Moss, Oh My!
As you move north or inland from the mouth of the creek, the shoreline transitions from mangrove dominated to oak dominated. This provides a wide variety of life and offers stunning views with arching passageways.
Yellow-crowned night heron hiding in the mangroves
Spanish Moss, which grows on oaks, cypress, and other trees in our area, is actually not a moss at all, but a flowering plant in the same family as the bromeliads. It gets all of its nutrients through the air rather than through soil, and it has been used in many human products over the years including: building insulation, mulch, packing material, mattress stuffing, and seat padding in cars made during the early1900s.
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