WETLANDS CLOSURES: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. Click here to see current trail closures.
ACORN ACRES: Closed for an experience improvement project. Click here to learn more.
WETLANDS CLOSURES: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. Click here to see current trail closures.
ACORN ACRES: Closed for an experience improvement project. Click here to learn more.

Nature Notes

PLANT LIFE

WILD LIFE

Downy Yellow Violet

Blooming in the uplands – look off of Linden Trail

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Seen & heard around the Riverview Boardwalk

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Downy Blue Violet

Blooming in the uplands – look off of Linden Trail

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American Redstart

Reported on 5/2

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Dutchmans Breeches

Blooming abundantly throughout the Forest

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Yellow-rumped Warbler

Reported on 4/18

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Redbud

Blooming near the FFNC entrance and off of Dennis Plaza

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Painted Turtle

Sunning on the logs in the pond in Childs Hollow and in the wetlands

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Boreal Chorus Frog

Calls can be heard in the wetlands

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North American Bullfrog

Spotted in the wetlands, camouflaged among the duckweed

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Pileated Woodpecker

Heard calling near Child’s Hollow on 5/3

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