Marshes are dominated by herbaceous (non-woody) plants that can grow above the shallow water.

Some plants include Common Water Plantain (Alisma subcordatum) and Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica).

The Red-winged Blackbird nests among the cattails in spring, each colorful male staking out and aggressively defending its territory.

Mosquito larvae thrive in the stagnant water.

Frogs that can be found here include