Common Plants of Riparian Zones

marsh marigold

Please note that even within the following fairly narrow categories, such as “Wet Areas in Full Sunlight”, there will always be a range of conditions.

Some drier spots, areas with lots of competing low vegetation, etc. Know your planting conditions well, and try to plant the correct species. When in doubt, look around for similar conditions and see what plants are doing well there.

Wet Areas in Full Sunlight:

(swamps, floodplains, etc.)

 Wet Areas With Partial Shade:

(wooded streambanks, high areas in swamps and swamps & the upper edges of floodplains)

Shore Plantings:

(generally must tolerate salt spray & wind)

Upcoming Events

9:00 am Nature Discovery Week 1
Nature Discovery Week 1
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will introduce the children to the woods, stream and native tree nursery that surround our Nature Center. The campers will delight in learning to use all their senses to understand the natural world,
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Becoming a Naturalist Week 2
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
10:00 am Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Tracking the Mammals of PEI
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on PEI, as well as a brief look at some of the mammals we’ve lost. After a brief presentation, we’ll head off