Notable Mid-Atlantic Wetland Site - Presque Isle, Pennsylvania
Presque Isle is a sandy peninsula that curves away from Pennsylvania's Lake Erie coast and is continually pushed eastward by wave and wind action. The peninsula was created by a moraine (a collection of gravel, sand, and clay) left behind by the last continental glaciation.
The isle hosts 6 ecological zones:
Presque Isle is an important resting spot for migratory birds traveling along the Atlantic Flyway , including 45 species of special concern. Its variety of habitats, swimming beaches, hiking trails, and birdwatching opportunities make Presque Isle State Park the most heavily visited state park in Pennsylvania.
Characteristic Wetland Types for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Notable Wetland Sites in the Mid-Atlantic Region