boreal fog forest | boreal-fog-forest.jpg
fog rolls in off the north atlantic fairly often in the warmer months and condenses on the black spruces on top of little knobs along the coast. when the trees are saturated, it rains in the forest and can do so as long as the fog lasts creating a very moist micro environment that sees a lot more rain than land 1/2 a mile away. these forests are at risk of disappearing along coastal maine due to increased development.
barred island, barred island preserve, black spruce