This Maryland preserve has some of the most amazing, must-see plants and animals. View All
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Why You Should Visit
Selinger Marsh lies in the rain shadow of the Appalachian Mountains — this area receives the least rainfall in Maryland. Springs on the surrounding slopes, however, provide the water for the Marsh, making it an unusual wetland in a otherwise very dry region. Selinger Marsh is open year round to the public for birdwatching and nature walks. Admission is free.
Three hour drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., near Flintstone
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Selinger Marsh is a rare wetland in this dry region of the state; its importance as a breeding ground for amphibians makes the site a priority in order to maintain viable populations of these species in this part of Maryland.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing Here
Protected by The Nature Conservancy since 1985, Selinger Marsh's 85 acres continue to be areas for research and monitoring, and the Conservancy acts as a steward to ensure that the site maintains its ecological viability.
What to See: Plants
What to See: Animals
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