Naturalist and Landscape Ecologist Jay Archer takes us on a tour of a twenty-two acre wetland that abuts his property. Jay observes the wetland daily and notices the ebbs and flows of the area day to day and season to season. In this video, filmed in August 2019, Jay describes the impact of a heavy rain year on plant communities (both native and non-native) and on animal behavior throughout the wetland. The display of multi-colored swamp rose was “one of the most naturally stunning aspects of the island habitat.”

Filmed in Rye, NY.