Monday, August 19, 2013
The sea oats are in full bloom and are swaying and bending with the breeze. On sunny days they catch the light and turn a lovely golden color as they dig deeply into the sand. Their massive root system is capable of holding sand in place during extreme weather such as hurricanes and tropical storms and is an important plant for shoreline protection. It also captures blowing sand and builds dunes, another layer of protection for the coastline.