Abbey Nature Preserve

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Abbey Nature Preserve
Poplar Grove Plantation
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Abbey Nature Preserve is a conservation easement in Pender County, North Carolina open to the public.

Visitors can walk through pine/hardwood forest, a nice patch of upland mature hardwood forest, and an area of open grassy fields. A well-kept 2.5 mile long trail meanders through the site, which includes a millpond that draws Osprey, Belted Kingfisher, and wading birds. The trail network allows birders to explore the site in less than two hours, though more time may be needed during spring and fall migration. Watch and listen for woodpeckers, flycatchers and a variety of warbler species.

Site specialties: Red-headed Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, wading birds

Poplar Grove Plantation

The Historic Poplar Grove Plantation is the oldest peanut plantation in the south with a history dating back to 1795. Today, this restored site features period architecture and other cultural attractions set amid a variety of habitats covering over 60 acres, including the Abbey Nature Preserve.

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