Caption: Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is a shrub which blooms early in the growing season on the edge of forests and scrub-shrub wetlands. It's the time of year when the white and pink bell-shaped flowers are on display throughout Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Bears, birds, deer & other wildlife love the fruit that these plants eventually produce.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.