Shaken Creek Preserve
Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapterMonday, April 11, 2011
A highly diverse natural community in the Onslow Bight, managed by the Nature Conservancy; here you will find 4 of the 5 types of pine savanna, blackwater creeks and pocosins.
Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris
Viola primulifolia or lanceolata? or hybrid?
Dionaea muscipula with flower bud forming
showing the basal rosette of “sticky” leaves that capture insects
Hiking through the Savanna
A coastal plain species whose larval host plant is primarily the redbay and a few other members of the Lauraceae family.
Swamp forest with redbay in the foreground
Q. laurifolia or Q. phellos
Cypress -Gum forest
Ilex myrtifolia in the foreground
Exploring the open savanna
The flowers of the trumpet pitcher-plant, Sarracenia flava, appear before the new leaves.
also known as Sweetleaf or Yellow-wood
A Prothonotary Warbler posed for John Ennis
Thanks to Sara Babin and Angie Carl of The Nature Conservancy for guiding us through this unique habitat!
To find out more about this special place visit Shaken Creek Preserve.
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