A Walk on the Wild Side
The Wildlife Hotspot of Ausable Marsh
The Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area is an excellent place to view an array of wildlife. Before its designation as a Wildlife Management Area, the marsh was logged and used for a number of reasons. The marsh is critical for migratory bird patterns and all wildlife that depend on marshy ecosystems, granting it WMA status in 1950. The marsh is studied by environmentalists and ornithologists, and it is used recreationally by hunters, trappers, anglers, bird watchers and paddlers. Excellent views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Champlain are additional advantages to visiting the marsh.
Photos and captions by Cal Seeley