Selinger Marsh lies in the rain shadow of the Appalachian Mountains — this area receives the least rainfall in Maryland. Springs on the surrounding slopes provide the water for the marsh, making it an unusual wetland in a otherwise very dry region.
Selinger Marsh's importance as a breeding ground for amphibians like including the upland chorus frog and the Jefferson salamander makes the site a priority in order to maintain viable populations of these species in this part of Maryland.
Before You Go
Download the Selinger Marsh Preserve Visitors Guide (pdf)
What to See: Plants
- State-rare fringe-tipped gentian
- Arrowhead, monkey-flower, cardinal flower, New England aster, great blue lobelia, water plantain, blue flag, silky dogwood, alder, and elderberry