CRITICAL CAPE COD HABITATS
Atlantic White Cedar Swamp and Red Maple Swamps
Once an abundant forested wetland community on Cape Cod, these swamps exist sporadically with a few old growth stands. They can be found within dune systems and in low -lying depressions. In addition to the dominant Atlantic white cedar, trees that are included within these stands are red maple, tupelo and yellow birch. The Atlantic white cedar swamp is threatened by water regime changes and leaf litter that prevent germination.
- Northern saw-whet owl
- Black-crowned night herons
- White tailed deer