July 28, 2018

NPS Visitor Center, Assateague

This is on the Maryland end of Assateague Island. There are nature exhibits, maps, books, and souvenirs. (There is another Visitor Center on the Virginia end of the Island.)

One exhibit addresses the challenge of rising sea levels. Barrier islands already face erosion from storms, and higher sea levels are a threat to their existence.

I wanted to also share a sign warning to keep your food where wild horses cannot reach it. "The human food and packaging horses consume can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal blockage."

The sign is placed in front of a horse skeleton.

The final photo shows one of the wild horses that I featured a few days ago. This picture is from my cell phone so it's a wider angle and shows more of the marshy habitat.

Sharing with Saturday's Critters.


  1. Hi Linda, thank you for the warning about not feeding the horses. Glad you got to see them.

  2. I love Assateague and the ponies. They have a nice visitor center. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

  3. I especially like the last photograph.

    All the best Jan

  4. Beautiful photos -- we loved our visit to Assateague; it was the Virginia visitor center we went to. Should have done both; wish we could go there again!

  5. I hope people will heed the warning about feeding the horses. Pretty shot of the horse in that last one.


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