From beach to bay at Delaware Seashore State Park Sept. 14

Edible Plants at 10 a.m., Marsh Walk at 1 p.m.
September 6, 2013

Delaware Seashore State Park features two of the area’s most unique habitats: the barrier beach and the Inland Bays marshlands. Both are ripe with native plants and creatures that serve vital roles within the ecosystem.

Park staff will lead participants on an Edible Plants walk at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, where they will learn how to identify these edible treasures, what they taste like and how they can be adapted for use in everyday life.

At 1 p.m. that day, a park naturalist will lead participants on a walk by the bay and demonstrate the various plants and animals that can be found in the marsh. Participants will gain an understanding of the important role these marshlands play in the health of Delaware’s Inland Bays.

The fee for the Edible Plants program is $6 per person. The fee for the Marsh Walk is $4. For the Marsh Walk, all children must be accompanied by an adult and visitors should wear close-toed shoes that can get muddy.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is in Delaware Seashore State Park, 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. For more information or to preregister, call 302-227-6991 or go to