Wetlands

In many ways, it is a place of idyllic romance. The 42 acres are a refuge for coastal wildlife and fauna. Neighboring Belloch Lagoon serves as a stop for migratory birds along their seasonal path known as the Pacific Flyway. Each year thousands of birds and waterfowl use this habitat as a nest site and rely on the tidal ebb and flow for nourishment.

The wetlands are home to countless creatures, plants and birds. Often called "cradles of the sea," they are recognized by biologists as among the most productive habitats in the world. Their plant material grown in salty soil enters the food cycle as recycled matter, making it suitable to be consumed by microscopic water life. These life forms, in turn, create a fertile spawning ground for the numerous fish and shellfish found here.

As a result, the wetlands of DeSilva Island are a food-rich, protected habitat for marine creatures, birds and mammals - truly comprising the circle of life.