Almost every day for the past 30 years, I've taken a walk along Ash Creek and St. Mary's-by-the-Sea. The days are getting shorter so lately I've been catching the sunsets. Some of them have been amazing. I took this photo tonight with my iPhone.
The Ash Creek Tidal Estuary is one of the few remaining relatively undeveloped tidal estuaries in the State of Connecticut. Its shellfish beds of clams and oysters are protected by the Bureau of Aquaculture. Connecticut Audubon states that is one of the 15 most important stop over areas for migratory shorebirds, some of which travel from the Arctic Circle to Argentina and back each year. The shallow waters allow for exposure of mudflats which attract the migratory shorebirds. In addition, the tidal estuary has abundant plant life and finfish as well as many other flora and fauna. Join today and come along on our next nature walk.
For more information on the Ash Creek Tidal Estuary, please visit www.ashcreekassociation.org