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Merchants Millpond in Gatesville, NC
Merchants Millpond in Gatesville, NC
This is Merchants Millpond in Merchants Millpond State Park. The park is located in Gatesville, North Carolina. One of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities, Merchants Millpond State Park is a unique mingling of coastal pond and southern swamp forest....
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Merchants Millpond State Park
Merchants Millpond State Park
Lassiter Swamp at Merchant's Millpond State Park, in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. One of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities, Merchants Millpond State Park is a unique mingling of coastal pond and southern swamp forest. A variety of...
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A turtle on a log at Merchants Millpond in Gatesville, NC
A turtle on a log at Merchants Millpond in Gatesville, NC
A turtle lazes on a log at Merchants Millpond State Park in Gatesville, North Carolina. One of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities, Merchants Millpond State Park is a unique mingling of coastal pond and southern swamp forest. At its upper end...
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Cypresses, Spanish moss and algae at Merchants Millpond
Cypresses, Spanish moss and algae at Merchants Millpond
Cypresses, Spanish moss, and algae make up the landscape at Merchants Millpond in Gatesville, North Carolina. One of North Carolina’s rarest ecological communities, Merchants Millpond State Park is a unique mingling of coastal pond and southern swamp forest....
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Merchants Millpond State Park
The 760-acre millpond is more than 190 years old and has developed into complex, mature ecosystems. Students will learn about the diverse habitats and wildlife that live here when they visit the park.
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Cypress-gum swamp
In Forests and fires: The longleaf pine savanna, page 19
Figure 18 shows a more typical example of the habitat of cypress trees, a cypress-gum swamp. This particular swamp developed in an abandoned mill pond in Camp Lejeune, and the water level was once much higher than that shown here. The dike that formed the...
By Dirk Frankenberg.