Bond Street Living Canal Floating Wetland

This post is part of the ‘In 7′ photo series., where I share a moment in 7 pictures.

Until recently, I had never heard of a ‘floating wetland’. Floating wetlands are constructed structures made up of wetland and/or marsh plants. They often attract various animals like birds, fish, and insects to reside or frequent the space. In addition, floating wetlands can help improve water quality.

I came across one at Bond Street Wharf on Baltimore‘s Inner Harbor. After doing a bit of research, I learned that there are a number of floating wetlands on Baltimore’s Waterfront. The one I stumbled upon is the Bond Street Living Canal project.

Here are my 7 photos that captured the Bond Street Living Canal floating wetland with a photo-by-photo breakdown below:


The Bond Street Living Canal floating wetland.
Different organisms coexist in the floating wetland. This picture shows the diverse flora present, as well as some sitting sparrows and a sleeping duck.
While there are plenty of sleeping ducks alongside the wetland, I saw many ducks and geese swim around the structure. It was almost as if they were doing laps.
In addition to adult ducks, there were some ducklings around.
Sparrows are quite common on this floating wetland. Pictured are a few perching on the wireframe.
Sparrows also perch on the floating wetland flora. They frequently fly in and out of the structure.
Floating wetlands can be found throughout Baltimore’s waterfront and I hope to see more of them in the future.

If you liked this post, be sure to check out the rest of the “In 7” photo series.

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Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.

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