01. Salt Shrub Thicket
Before you enter the salt marsh, you'll be on higher ground that is part of the mainland or an island. This area has shrubs, small trees, and grasses. It is called the salt shrub thicket. Plants such as yaupon, groundsel tree, red cedar, and wax myrtle can tolerate some exposure to salt, but must have access to the freshwater that runs off the higher land. Birds, such as painted buntings, often nest and feed along this edge of the marsh.