Last weekend was the semi-annual Green Swamp trail volunteer work day, and it was a huge success!
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.
Our timing was perfect to see the Carolina grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia caroliniana) blooming, what an amazing flower!
Carolina grass-of-parnassus is a North Carolina state endangered species based on its limited habitat.
Many other fall bloomers were going wild too, like the savanna aster, a common savanna plant.
And a shout out to the Venus flytrap, the Green Swamp resident that everyone loves!
We had a wonderful morning, I can’t wait for more volunteer days! Check here for scheduled volunteer opportunities this fall. Cheers!