Lines Island by Beginning with Habitat

Along the southeast side of Lines Island is a 20-acre freshwater tidal marsh with some of the bay’s largest populations of rare plants. Dominated by wild rice, this marsh contains softer mud that supports hundreds of spongy arrowhead along with scattered populations of Parker’s pipewort and estuary bur-marigold. Water pimpernel occurs sporadically where the base of the rocky upland meets the mud flats. 

In part because of its importance for bald eagles, Lines Island has been protected as a wildlife refuge by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

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