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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
March 5, 2019
Photo Release: Wild Olive
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Credit: Bob Glennon

Caption: Wild Olive (Osmanthus americanus) is a drought tolerant shrub or small tree with evergreen leaves and very dense wood. It occurs on well-drained soil and Dare County, North Carolina is as far north as it grows. It has sweet-smelling flowers that bloom in the spring and develop into fruit that persist on the plant through the fall. The fruit is eaten by birds and small mammals.

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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