shrub carr

Visitors to a shrub carr are likely to find themselves hopping between raised hummocks to avoid the damp depressions between. This type of wetland is usually found along the edges of streams, lakes, ponds, and other drainages, and often serves as a transition zone between forest and open water or swamp. Various willows, red osier dogwood, and scrub birch often dominate the hummocks; grasses and sedges, the dips.

Bill McKibben