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Shaken Creek Preserve

Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapter

Monday, 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.


Caravanning in


Coastal Plain Dwarf Iris

Iris verna


Viola primulifolia or lanceolata? or hybrid?


Venus' Flytrap

Dionaea muscipula with flower bud forming


Butterwort

Pinguicula pumila

showing the basal rosette of “sticky” leaves that capture insects


Hiking through the Savanna


Palamedes Swallowtail

A coastal plain species whose larval host plant is primarily the redbay and a few other members of the Lauraceae family.


Violet

Viola sp.


Swamp forest with redbay in the foreground

Persea palustris


Musk Turtle


Quercus sp.

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.


Purple pitcher-plant

Sarracenia purpurea


Grasshopper on....?


Horse Sugar

Symplocos tinctoria

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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