Maritime Forest


The live oak is particularly well suited to withstand the winds of the barrier island because its grain runs in knarls and knots.  This keeps the limbs from breaking during storm winds.  This one is known as the "Grandfather Tree." 

Forests have to have decomposers to naturally decay the dead plants and animals.  One of these is the bubblegum fungus.  It grows on dead trees.
 
The forest has deer.  Since we didn't see one during our visit to the forest, we got this picture from the internet. Raccoons live in the forest. This photo was found on the internet.  
Squirrels live in the forest.  This photo was found on the internet.
 
 
The small floating plant on the surface of fresh water in the forest is called duckweed. They are the smallest flowering plants known with the genus Wolffia being less than 1.5 mm in size.  A thimble holds about 5,000 duckweed plants.
 

Mrs. Niehoff grabs 40 winks between classes.

S'mores! YUM! 
Soft, toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey''s chocolate bars made into a "finger lickin' sandwich.
 

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