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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
April 9, 2019
Photo Release: Cinnamon Fern
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge - Cinnamon Fern
Photo Credit: Bob Glennon

Caption: Cinnamon ferns (Osmunda cinnamomea) have emerged in the wetlands of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. The initial stage of growth is referred to as the ‘fiddle head stage’ because the leaves look like the head of a violin. They will grow to a height of three to six feet tall. Cinnamon ferns will produce spores in May and June.

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