Friday, August 12, 2016

Greenwich Dunes, Prince Edward Island National Park

The dune, freshwater pond, and maritime forest ecosystems here were remarkable. The dunes, an unusual sort described as parabolic, shift more dramatically than other dune types; we'd never seen anything quite like these.

A floating boardwalk crossed the freshwater pond, after an walk through an Acadian forest mix of familiar Appalachian natives (yellow birch, spruce, and maple) along with less familiar bunchberry (Cornus canadensis), in full fruit.

Fireweed patches in the open meadows were dramatic against the conifers.

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