woodland pond
Photo: Robbie Fearn

Ponds:  A number of seasonal to permanent ponds are present in the northern part of the site.  Most are clearly of artificial origin or have been enlarged or deepened by digging or impounding.  Water is pumped in some to alter the hydroperiod.  Some have beds of Panicum hemitomon or Panicum verrucosum.  Others have a variety of generally weedy wetland herbs around them.  They were not observed in detail.  It is unclear that any natural Interdune Pond communities are present.  The swales probably were Interdune Pond or Maritime Wet Grassland previously.  

From the Site Survey report conducted by:

Michael P. Schafale, Ecologist

Natural Heritage Program

Division of Land and Water Stewardship

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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