Flax Pond Salt Marsh, Old Field, NY


Planned route of Flax Pond field trip on June 18, 2011.
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Peat Bank with Fiddler Crabs at Flax Pond - July 13, 2010
Spartina alterniflora is growing on the salt peat, which has been forming since the inlet was created in about 1803. The darker peat visible below the salt peat and above the mudflat in the right side of the photograph is freshwater peat formed prior to 1803.
Photo by Sandy Richard
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Vegetation zones at Flax Pond - July 20, 2008
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View toward Inlet and Old Field Point - February 13, 2011
Gravel beach with wrack in foreground, jetty adjacent to inlet in middle, and Old Field Point in background.
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Flax Pond Inlet - February 13, 2011
Photo by Sandy Richard
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Flood tide delta - Looking north, with the flood tide delta in the foreground and the inlet in the background.
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Glacial Erratic at Crane Neck Point - May 14, 2011.
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Flax Pond Identification Guide: Photos by Sandy Richard

Additional Flax Pond Flickr Photo Sets by Sandy Richard

Flax Pond in June

Flax Pond and Crane Neck Point

Flax Pond in Early June

Flax Pond in February

Flax Pond - CEN 514 - 2009

Flax Pond Summer Institute 2009

CEN 514 Long Island Coastline 2008

Flax Pond Environmental Study Groups

Mussel Study

Long Island Geology Flax Pond Trip

Flax Pond September 3, 2007

Flax Pond 2006

Flax Pond: March Rain

Flax Pond in Winter

Flax Pond Summer Institute 2007

Links to Additional Information on Flax Pond and Other Salt Marshes

NYSDEC: Flax Pond

Flax Pond Marine Laboratory

Friends of Flax Pond

Flax Pond, a Long Island Salt Marsh

Tidal Marshes of Long Island Sound

Tidal Wetlands - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

National Water Information System: USGS 01304057 Flax Pond at Old Field, NY

Connecticut DEP: Tidal Wetlands

Salt Marsh Alliance

Wikipedia: Salt marsh

Wikipedia: Salt pannes and pools

Salt Marsh Sites: The Association to Preserve Cape Cod

EOL: Salt marsh

Salt Marsh Life

Spartina Salt Marshes

Long Island Sound

Long Island Sound Study

Soundkeeper

Long Island Sound Resource Center > Research > Geological

Geology of the Long Island Sound Basin

Google Earth Community: Long Island Sound