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

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 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
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will