Site 13: Uplands Marsh Trail
Population, when unchecked, increases in a
geometrical ratio. Subsistence increases only in an
arithmetical ratio. A light acquaintance with numbers
will show the immensity of the first power in comparison of the second.
Thomas Robert Malthus - an essay on the Principle of Population
A well-worn path connects the athletic fields to RHS beach. This trail has been used by both students and neighbors to access the waterfront instead of trekking through the uplands and upper marsh areas. At exceptionally high tides, the southern end of the trail will sometimes be covered with water. Once, the canal that runs from the south end of this trail east used to empty out in the the river in this area. Years of sand build up have prevented this outlet.
Along side, visitors can witness the transition from upland species to upper marsh and low marsh species as they get closer and closer to the water front. Local species, such as white-tail deer, and local residents use the path to access the beachfront. Many fiddler crabs also burrow in the muddy patches here and can be see scurrying out of the way when visitors walk near them!
Land of Fires - Site 13