An Afternoon with the Winding River Garden Club

shoestring savanna in the green swamp

As an added bonus to my already awesome job I get to take interested folks, usually in the form of clubs or organizations, out to our Green Swamp preserve for interpretive adventures! 


Winding River Garden Club

On this fine October day I had the pleasure of hosting the Winding River Garden Club, a community club located in Supply, NC.  The club was interested in seeing native carnivorous species in their natural habitat, and boy did they get what they asked for and then some!

pine barrens gentian

We saw the vibrant pine barrens gentian, one whose color is so remarkable it doesn’t seem natural.  A true pine savanna gem that blooms in the late fall.

looking at venus flytraps

We saw Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, Barbara’s buttons, and several different asters.  The rain gauge showed 1.5 inches of rain since my last visit a week and a half ago…but we still need much more rain to make up for the drought this past summer.

green swamp rain gauge

Overall I think the Winding River Garden Club enjoyed their trip to the Green Swamp, I know I sure did!




About secpnc

My name is Sara Babin and I am the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy Southeast Coastal Plain program in Wilmington, NC. Our office is responsable for the maintenance and restoration of 35,000 acres of preserve land owned by The Nature Conservancy. We protect the land for ecologically significant species in hopes to ensure a lasting natural history legacy for future generations to enjoy. This blog will highlight our most exciting activities and events with much of the focus being on our controlled burn program. With this blog we hope to share the ins and outs of what we do and how it is bettering the world for plants, animals, and people.
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