Trail is open at National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island

By on May 1, 2020

Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule) Photo Credit: T & L Crews

National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center

Several clusters of Pink Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium acaule), also known as Moccasin Flower, were recently seen along the nature trail of National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. The Lady’s Slipper is part of the orchid family. It requires a soil fungus to help open the seeds and provide nutrients to the plant as it grows. And, it depends upon pollinators, mainly bees, to perpetuate the species.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) NOTICE
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges will remain open to the public.
For local conditions review the information on refuge websites and/or call ahead. At this time, the Manteo Office for the Coastal NC National Wildlife Refuges Complex is staffed for emergency calls and general information: 252-473-1131 Ext 224. Or you may email [email protected] for information about all refuges in eastern North Carolina.

If visiting one of our refuges, please ensure public health and safety by following guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities. You can do this by maintaining social distancing, avoiding overcrowding and exercising good hygiene.
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