Nahant Marsh

Location: 4220 South Wapello Avenue Davenport, IA 52802

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What birds are found at Nahant Marsh?

What birds are found at Nahant Marsh?

Bird life at Nahant Marsh changes from season to season.

Of the 150 species of birds recorded here, some are only occasionally visitors as they migrate while others stay to nest and raise their young.

Red-winged blackbirds, Great Blue Herons, wood ducks, and Canada geese are all common at the marsh in the right season.

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What reptiles and amphibians can be found at Nahant Marsh?

What reptiles and amphibians can be found at Nahant Marsh?

Numerous reptiles and amphibians call Nahant Marsh their home.

Chorus frogs are the first to begin singing in the spring, their call sounds similar to a person running their fingers over a fine-tooth comb. They can be found breeding in the smaller vernal ponds that fill up with water from snow melt and rains during the early spring.

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What mammals live at Nahant Marsh?

What mammals live at Nahant Marsh?

In terms of mammals, nearly every mammal commonly found in Eastern Iowa or Western Illinois has been observed here, including foxes, bobcats, river otters, weasels, white-tailed deer, beavers, and a healthy population of muskrats.

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What plants can be found at Nahant Marsh?

What plants can be found at Nahant Marsh?

Nahant Marsh is part of a 513-acre complex of wetlands formed when the Mississippi River changed it’s course and left behind oxbow lakes that gradually began to silt in.

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