VideoLongleaf Pine Forest - We see a recent controlled burning. Bracken and Cinnamon ferns grow here. We also see Hooded Pitcher Plants and Wild Indigo.
Although many Carolina Bays are temporary ponds that hold water only part of the year, these wetlands host a variety of wildlife, providing valuable habitat for such animals as frogs, salamanders, turtles, snakes and alligators. Many birds, such as herons, egrets and migratory waterfowl, live in Carolina bays. Also mammals, such as deer, raccoons, skunks and opossums get food and water from Carolina bays. In addition, microscopic organisms called zooplankton live in Carolina bays. Salamanders and frogs are among the most abundant wildlife found in Carolina bays. As amphibians, these animals spend part of their lives in the water; as adults, they depend on Carolina bays as breeding sites where they lay their eggs.
VideoWe find dwarf azaleas in this sweet smelling area. We also see the Blackjack Oak, Sundew, the grass stage of the Long Leaf Pine, and Fleabane all along the road.
VideoAlong the Road - NatureScenes hosts follow the road and come upon a Copperhead snake.
VideoEdge of the Bay - The edge of the bay has red bay growing, along with groups of Trumpet Pitcher Plants.
VideoBlack saddlebags are species of dragonflies
VideoThis red-headed woodpecker is strikingly colored with its entire head red.
VideoHere we see Running Oak and Sweet Pitcher Plants. Also view a dragonfly and a Cottonmouth snake
VideoHere we have a view of Pond Pine, Sweet Bay, Magnolias and Pepper Bush. We also get a look at the Oak Toad.
VideoWe take a look at the closing mechanism on the Venus fly trap leaf.