Wetipquin Pond

Coastal plain ponds, also known as Delmarva bays, are seasonally flooded freshwater wetlands and one of the state's rarest natural communities.

Visiting the Preserve
Wetipquin Pond is only open to scientific research with prior permission from The Nature Conservancy, because of the fragile ecology of Delmarva bays.  Thank you for your understanding and help in protecting this important part of Maryland's natural heritage.

Maryland's Eastern Shore


  • Creeping St. John's wort (nationally rare)
  • Purple bladderwort
  • Torrey's mountain mint
  • Reticulated nutrush


  • carpenter frog
  • long-beaked baldrush

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
To protect one of Maryland's rarest natural communities, Delmarva bays.

What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing Here
Since 1986, 40 acres have been protected.


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