My favorite boardwalk overlook into the salt barren - marsh mix. Salt barrens: When extremely high tides flood the flat, sandy area which exists between the shoreline and the flatwoods, some of the salt water remains in shallow pools at the center of the plain. This water evaporates in the direct sun, leaving very high concentrations of salt on the soil surface, which keeps these areas free of vegetation.
An elevated observation tower gives you a good look over Redbird Creek winding its way thru the marsh land. Salt marshes are found along low energy coastlines. Green or gold at different times of the year, these marshes are blanketed with grasses like black rush and cordgrass. Tides affect the water levels of the salt marsh and also act to flush out the system. Many fish and shellfish species spend at least part of their life cycle in this very productive habitat.
Sabal palm (or cabbage palm). These palms can tolerate more salt water than other upland trees. They often persist long after oaks, cedar, and pine have died from tidal flooding.
Levi modeling our 'new' jogging stroller - a great Craig's list find - with an extra seat for friends to tag along.