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Location: Salisbury, MD 21804 Wicomico County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 21.1', W 75° 34.317'

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Welcometo the Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art Norman len Nature Trail. The trail runs along the western side of Schumaker Pond, one of the five headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Along the pond you can fish, bird watch, picnic and more. It also offers a source of fresh water to the Bay watershed, a home for many freshwater species of plants and animal and a way station for many transient waterfowl species. we invite you to enjoy trail a earn bout our pond.



The watershed of the Chesapeake Bay has been dramatically altered by man over the past 400 years. The native hard wood forests were all cleared for timber and for farmland. The extensive wetlands were drained, dammed, or filled in to better fit the perceived needs of the people settling the land. Old species of plants and animals were greatly minimized or eliminated. New plants were introduced and invasive plants were given new opportunities to thrive. But the Bay's watershed is resilient and if given the chance it has a remarkable capacity to try to regenerate itself.



The Ward Museum was completed in 1991. At that time the entire water's edge of Schumaker's Pond was without plants. The grass lawn extended down to the beach. No plants have been planted along this nature trail. They have all "volunteered" to grow here. They are reclaiming the habitat that is theirs. There are over 50 types of plants along our trail today most of which are native in this area.

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HM NumberHM1I3Z
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 1st, 2014 at 5:03pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450024 N 4244989
Decimal Degrees38.35166667, -75.57195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.1', W 75° 34.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 6" N, 75° 34' 19.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443, 302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 909 S Schumaker Dr, Salisbury MD 21804, US
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