Wetland Tour of Croatan National Forest

Event Details

  • Date: May 18, 2019 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Newport, North Carolina
  • Host: Carolina Wetlands Association
  • Address: Patsy Pond Parking Lot, 3614 North Carolina 24, Newport, North Carolina 28570
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Come take a stroll with US Forest Service’s botanist Andy Walker and forester Jeff Kincaid as they explain the natural history and land management of the Croatan National Forest and the unique protected wetlands within these public lands. The Patsy Pond Nature Trail (approximately 2 miles) and the good company will take you through areas with limesink depressional wetlands which are one of a plethora of wetland types found with the bounds of the 160,000 acres of the Croatan. Additionally, you will be exposed to pocosin wetlands (swamp on a hill), longleaf pine forests and some small ponds. Here in these habitats you may catch a glimpse of some unique plant life. Be on the look out for leopard frogs, Carolina anoles, scarlet snakes, six-lined racerunner lizards, and even a few species that are state and federally protected.

It is recommended that participants wear waterproof shoes, bring water, snacks, and bug repellent. Please note there are no bathroom facilities on site but there is an Exxon gas station and a Dunkin Donuts within a mile of the site.

The meeting point is located in the Patsy Pond parking lot in Newport, NC along NC 24:https://goo.gl/maps/PQEUDuhJ8162

Please contact Jessica Tisdale if you have further questions. She can be reached at 919-360-8460 or via email at jessica.tisdale@carolinawetlands.org