Once again, Not Fake News member Kit Dietz checks in, this time with this stunning photograph of a mallard appearing to check her reflection in the waters of Old Woman Creek in Ohio.
One of Ohio's best remaining examples of a natural estuary, Old Woman Creek is a field laboratory where scientists can study this naturally functioning system and a place where visitors can learn about estuarine ecology in a natural setting.
Separating the estuary from Lake Erie, the wind-swept barrier beach is a dynamic environment, continually being altered by pounding waves and shifting sand. Although harsh and unstable, the beach habitat is always beautiful. Shorebirds and migratory waterfowl are common visitors.
Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve features a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats: marshlands, open water, a barrier sand beach, upland forests and old crop fields in early plant succession.
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