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Friends of Dragon Run to meet virtually on Nov. 11

The Friends of the Dragon Run will hold its annual meeting virtually on the Zoom platform at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 11.

This virtual meeting is open to all and will feature biologist Dr. Shawn Dash of Hampton University. His presentation, titled “Natural History of the Chesapeake Bay,” is part ecology lecture, part wildlife exploration, and part love affair with the bay, a release stated.

Dash’s lecture is an introduction to the largest estuarine habitat in the U.S. “We will start as a tiny droplet of water falling from the foothills and travel to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay,” he said.

Dragon Run, located in the Middle Peninsula, is one of the most extensive and unspoiled swamp-forest environments in the mid-Atlantic region.

With a 140-square-mile watershed, it drains into the Piankatank River and the Chesapeake Bay. The Dragon, as it is called, is thought to look quite like how John Smith saw it in 1607. It is the northernmost example of a Baldcypress-Tupelo Swam...

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