Oct 30, 2009

Autumn Comes to Dam Pond Maritime Reserve

Dam Pond Maritime Reserve, an area of 36 acres in East Marion, is best known for birders during early spring, mid fall, and winter migration as a place to see over-wintering land birds and water fowl. There is salt scrub and grass, hardwoods and now a grassland restoration project. It is a wonderful shallow tide pond that exits into Orient Harbor. A very narrow sandbar is all that separates the pond from Long Island Sound, yet it has been there through storms and tides as long as anyone can remember. It's a unique spot... well worth a visit.


Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog recently about quietude and creativity. Blogging has been great fun with all the people you get to meet and places they show us.

Enjoying your autumn theme posts, the birch forest is so pretty, we don't have them in this region and enjoyed the colourful view.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like a great place to visit even if you know nothing about birds.

Cloudia said...


Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral


Janie said...

This does look like a birder's paradise!

Mike said...

Looks beautiful and peaceful :)

Anonymous said...

The pond looks calm. Loved how the horizon was captured in the first photo.

Anonymous said...

As Mike wrote, this is a beautiful and peaceful place.

Anonymous said...

Hallo,-)Oh, the autumn has arrived with you... such beautiful colors and quiet.greetings Manuela

matthew houskeeper said...

That is a great area.
I have never hiked or walked any of the trails though. I have just viewed it from Rte 25.

bARE-eYED sUN said...

really nice, Mike.

the second, and third shots
had us almost believing that
we were standing there.

very grateful for the post,
we're going through a rough
patch(no pun) and needed this.

unexpectedly welcome.

thank you.


Marites said...

beautiful pictures!

The Weaver of Grass said...

You are lucky to live close to a spot where bird migration can be studied - it must be so exciting to see all the comings and goings.