Exhibit Graphics

Diagrams, illustrations, and maps showing the geology and natural history of the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence River designed and created for panels in the park’s Minna Anthony Nature Center.

 

Diagram with bridge, islands, and shoal to show parts of a river

Diagram showing parts of a river

Diagram showing how wetlands function to clean water and regulate its flow. Fast-moving water picks up soil and contaminants, which drop when the water slows in the wetland. Plants and animals in the wetland filter out contaminants. Saturated peat beneath the wetland holds and slowly releases water.

How wetlands function to clean water and regulate its flow

Cross-section showing wetland zones: upland, shrub, wet meadow, emergent vegetation, and aqatic zones.

Cross-section showing wetland zones

Diagram showing how lichens, small plants, and tree roots work to form soil by breaking up bedrock and adding organic material

Map of the Great Lakes-St Lawrence watershed