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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
May 14, 2019
Photo Release: Yellow Pitcher Plant
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Bob Glennon

Caption: Yellow Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia flava) is a native wetland carnivorous plant that is in bloom on Pocosin Lakes National Refuge. The plants on Pocosin Lakes Refuge are growing in muck soils that are many feet deep and saturated to the surface year-round. Pitcher plants in other locations grow on mineral soils (sand, silt & clay) that are saturated to the surface year-round. Pitcher plants are tall slippery tube-shaped, with digestive liquid into which unsuspecting insects fall and cannot escape - providing the plant with needed growth nutrients.

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.