Virginia Creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, growing across the dune.
And insects love it.
In fact, ecologists recognize Seaside Goldenrod for attracting native bees and predatory insects.
The dunes, prior to Sandy, were easily 8 feet above the concrete walkway.
These are now beginning to rebuild with the help of snow fencing and simply keeping off.
Cakile edentula, (American) Sea Rocket.
Kali turgida, I think, creating its own dune.
When we leave Brooklyn for another place, one likely known for draining water, not containing it, I know I will miss the beach and tidal marshes, even the scent of muck, the most. Appreciate, respect, and protect it.