Green Swamp Trail Work Day

Last weekend was the semi-annual Green Swamp trail volunteer work day, and it was a huge success!

super volunteers!

We had a great group of folks that helped including a UNCW freshman community service club.  We were able to get the trail cleared of overgrowth and have plenty of time to look at nature.

Carolina grass-of-parnassus

Our timing was perfect to see the Carolina grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia caroliniana) blooming, what an amazing flower!

grass-of-parnassus bud, so sweet

Carolina grass-of-parnassus is a North Carolina state endangered species based on its limited habitat.

savanna aster

Many other fall bloomers were going wild too, like the savanna aster,  a common savanna plant.

Venus flytrap

And a shout out to the Venus flytrap, the Green Swamp resident that everyone loves!

young longleaf pine trees all in a row

We had a wonderful morning, I can’t wait for more volunteer days!  Check here for scheduled volunteer opportunities this fall.  Cheers!

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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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