2021 Wetland Treasures

Carolina Beach State Park

  • Location:  New Hanover County, NC 
  • Wetland Type:  Pocosin Swamp; Limesink Pond; Brackish Marsh
  • Site Owner: North Carolina State Parks
  • Unique Feature: Home to carnivorous plant populations including the Carolina Venus Fly Trap, Yellow and Purple Pitcher Plants, and Butterwort. 
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Little Pee Dee Heritage Preserve 

  • Location:  Horry and Marion Counties, SC 
  • Wetland Types:  Floodplain Forest and Oxbow Lakes 
  • Site Owner: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Public Lands
  • Unique Feature: 80 to 100 years old and provide excellent nesting sites for songbirds but bring a boat – this site is best accessed by kayak or canoe.  
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  • Tour: Coming Fall 2021

Pinckney Island  National Wildlife Refuge

  • Location:  Beaufort County, SC 
  • Wetland Type:  Salt Marsh
  • Site Owner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Unique Feature: Freshwater ponds provide a safe place for wading birds to nest, as well as excellent wildlife viewing opportunities for visitors. 
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Richardson-Taylor Preserve

  • Location:  Guilford County, NC 
  • Wetland Type:  Beaver Marsh
  • Site Owner: Guildford County Parks
  • Unique Feature: Influenced by beaver activity, resulting in shallow open water habitat with scattered dead trees, small shrubs, and clumps of herbaceous wetland plants. 
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  • Tour: Saturday, June 5 – Register here

Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve 

  • Location:  Moore County, NC 
  • Wetland Type:  Seep
  • Site Owner: North Carolina State Parks
  • Unique Feature: Nestled within longleaf pine savanna, rainwater percolates through the sand soil to form the seep providing refuges for plants and animals. 
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