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What's In A Marsh?

Marshes and wetlands are often seen as having little value, so they are typically drained or filled to address human needs such as agriculture and development.


While the economic importance of marshes may not be obvious, they are reservoirs that reduce the impact of flooding and drought. Marshes improve water quality by trapping sediments and pollutants. They also act as spawning, nesting and feeding grounds for many of the species that we value.


So, what’s in a marsh? Quite a lot. And they are definitely worth visiting if you have an interest in the natural world.


I recently added a marshscapes section to my portfolio that reflects the beauty and diversity of these areas. Most of my images are from Cooper Marsh, which is a relatively short drive from Hudson, Quebec.



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